Arsenal identify three top targets to replace Unai Emery if they make sack decision

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Arsenal have identified three potential new managers to take over at the Emirates Stadium if Gunners chiefs decide to sack Unai Emery, including Massimiliano Allegri, Jose Mourinho, and Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal have a shortlist of three potential new managers, if they decide to sack Unai Emery.

Massimiliano Allegri, Jose Mourinho and Mikel Arteta are all on the Gunners’ watchlist, as Emery comes under increasing pressure at the Emirates Stadium, according to The Mirror.

Fans have started to turn on the Spaniard after a series of disappointing results, in which the Gunners let leads slip in three consecutive matches.

Arsenal have failed to win a league match in a month, and are now six points away from breaking into the top four.

If the Arsenal hierarchy do decide to axe Emery, Allegri could take the reins in north London.

The Italian has been out of work since leaving Juventus this summer, after spending five years in Turin.

He won Serie A with Juventus for five years in a row, while also winning four Italian Cups.

The 52-year-old has never managed outside of Italy, however, having previously been in charge at AC Milan, Sassuolo, Cagliari, Grosseto, SPAL and Aglianese.

Mourinho has also been tipped to takeover from Emery, if results don’t turn around soon.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager has been spotted at the Emirates in recent weeks.

He’s believed to be waiting for the right opportunity to become available, having turned down the chance to manage Lyon earlier this year.

But, claims that Mourinho has met with Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi are reportedly untrue, and they haven’t spoken in years.

Meanwhile, Arteta was tipped to take over from Arsene Wenger at the end of the 2017-2018 season.

The former Gunners midfielder is currently assistant manager at Manchester City, and has been learning from Pep Guardiola.

He has a lack of first-team management experience, and lost the only match he was in charge for at City.

But, his history with the club could make him an ideal candidate to become the new manager at Arsenal.

If the Arsenal hierarchy do decide to axe Emery, Allegri could take the reins in north London

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