David Ornstein claims Arsenal aren’t a Carlo Ancelotti profile manager, and the club are pushing for their ‘number one’ target over a quick decision.

UDINE, ITALY - DECEMBER 07: Carlo Ancelotti head coach of SSC Napoli looks on during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and SSC Napoli at Stadio Friuli on December 7, 2019 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
UDINE, ITALY – DECEMBER 07: Carlo Ancelotti head coach of SSC Napoli looks on during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and SSC Napoli at Stadio Friuli on December 7, 2019, in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

In a somewhat vague update, David Ornstein did at least suggest pretty conclusively that Arsenal aren’t seeking the ‘Ancelotti profile’, after links to the former Napoli boss in recent days.

Ornstein suggested Arsenal want to sort out the head coach situation as soon as possible. However, that’s only if they can get the right person. Assuming their first-choice pick is available, they’ll push to get it done immediately.

If they have to wait until summer to get their first-choice, Freddie Ljungberg will remain in charge. If they can’t decide on a first-choice, Ljungberg will remain in charge. There are a lot of ‘ifs’ at this stage.

The lack of a decision will disappoint some fans, but most should take some encouragement from the general message. Arsenal can’t go for a big name and a quick fix for the sake of it.

The Gunners need to think long term and bring in someone they won’t need to replace next year. Even if that means waiting and putting faith in Ljungberg for now.

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