Le10Sport report that Arsenal could well move for Massimiliano Allegri, therefore stopping PSG signing him even though they currently have Thomas Tuchel.
Allegri, the French publicaion write, is being lined up by the Parisians as Tuchel’s successor but they say ‘PSG is warned’ that Arsenal have him on their list of people to replce Unai Emery.
So where has this list come from? The Athletic and David Ornstein who also exclusively named Mikel Arteta, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Julen Lopetegui, Ralf Rangnick, and Jorge Sampaoli as the names on the list back in the summer Arsene Wenger left.
Are they the same names on any list now? Well, one would hope that Thierry Henry has fallen off for a start…
Where are they now?
Unai Emery is currently averaging 1.96 points per Premier League game. Where are the managers on Arsenal’s old short-list now?
1. Julen Lopetegui
Managing Sevilla and averaging 2.15 points per league game. They are currently fifth with six wins and three defeats in 10 games and have scored 11 while conceding just two. He is under contract until 2022.
2. Massimiliano Allegri
Currently without a club after leaving Juventus, where he averaged 2.27 points, in the summer.
3. Mikel Arteta
Still living it up as Pep Guardiola’s number two at Manchester City. He is currently under contract until 2021.
4. Patrick Vieira
Bringing home a paltry 1.38 points per game with Nice, who sit two points outside the relegation zone in Ligue 1. He is under contract until 2021.
5. Thierry Henry
Currently without a club after being sacked by Monaco following 20 games and just 0.95 points per game.
6. Ralf Rangnick
Things have moved on for Ralph since the summer Arsenal hired Emery. He quit RB Leipzig in the summer (with 1.92 points in the bag), to work for Red Bull as the head of sport a development soccer with special focus on RB New York and Brazil. He is under contract until 2021.
7. Jorge Sampaoli
Currently managing Santos in Brazil, where he has taken charge of 30 matches, averaging 1.80 points per game, Sampaoli joined them six months after Emery was appointed at Arsenal. He is under contract until 2020.