Arsenal have identified their top targets to replace Unai Emery as head coach, if they make the decision to let the Spaniard go.

steve bould mikel arteta
Mikel Arteta and Steve Bould

The Mirror claim former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta are among the candidates to replace Emery if he is sacked. Arsenal are committed to giving Emery time, but that time appears to be running out.

Patrick Vieira’s struggles at Nice appears to have moved him down the shortlist, and the Mirror also corroborate the claims throughout the English media that Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi didn’t meet with Jose Mourinho.

Even Allegri isn’t guaranteed to be available if and when Arsenal do make a change. The manager could be set to join Bayern Munich after they parted ways with Niko Kovac.

Clearly, the current list of options isn’t exactly extensive. Many of the top managers have already been snapped up by the top clubs, which is why the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea have ended up settling for their former players.

Arsenal could do the same, of course. Though the Mirror don’t mention him, Freddie Ljungberg did a great job with the u23s last season, and he seems well-liked and respected around the club.

For the time being, it doesn’t seem like the club are willing to make a change anyway.