After the club released a surprising statement, announcing that Arsene Wenger will leave the club after 22 years in charge, fans have been tirelessly debating who should replace the French tactician as the manager of the Gunners.
The list of possible candidates is long and diverse, as almost every manager in the world could potentially take over at Arsenal. However, the most prominent candidates include Massimiliano Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti, Joachim Low, Thomas Tuchel, Leonardo Jardim and even Patrick Vieira.
Massimiliano Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti and Joachim Low are outside bets, to say the least, since it is hard to see Allegri leaving Juventus, Low leaving the German national team or Ancelotti turning down the almost inevitable job offer from the Italian national team.
This leaves us with Thomas Tuchel, Leonardo Jardim and Patrick Vieira.
However, Tuchel has allegedly already agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain and it is hard to see him choosing the Gunners over the Qatari-led PSG at the moment.
Signing Leonardo Jardim would be an astute move by the Arsenal boardroom, but questions remain regarding his desire to leave AS Monaco, where he has built a team according to his liking and achieved incredible success despite having only a restrained transfer budget at his disposal.
In the end, it appears Arsenal might have to gamble with the inexperienced Patrick Vieira, who has recently took charge of New York City FC, an American sister club of Manchester City.
What he has done with NYC FC so far is nothing short of phenomenal and the former Arsenal player seems like a promising, young manager intent on playing an attacking brand of football based on quick passes and ball possession.
Therefore, his coaching style could make him the perfect long-term solution for Arsene Wenger, but it remains to be seen whether the Arsenal boardroom will be brave enough to gamble and offer the managerial seat to someone that inexperienced.