Next Arsenal manager candidates who could replace struggling Arteta this season

Arsenal could end up replacing Mikel Arteta in a bid to save their season.

There are plenty of worthy candidates currently looking for new challenges and the Gunners board could already be weighing up their options after a fourth consecutive home defeat in the Premier League.

Things were looking postive at the Emirates following a convincing opening day victory and new contract for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but results quickly turned sour.

The most recent loss leaves the club 15th in the table after 12 fixtures, 10 points away from fourth-placed Southampton and only five points clear of the relegation zone.

Daily Star Sport have now taken a look at five bosses would could end up in the dug-out.

Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri is currently on the lookout for a new job have been replaced by Maurizio Sarri at Juventus back in 2019 after winning five consecutive Serie A titles.

The 53-year-old is said to have been on their original shortlist after the departure of Unai Emery, which means he will already be well known to those in charge.

Allegri said back in February that he was leaning English, but insisted that he was doing so for his personal culture for his trips to the UK.

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers might consider a move back to one of the traditional top six should Arsenal approach Leicester over the Northern Irishman later this year.

Although the former Liverpool boss is pleased with the progress of his side despite their failure to secure Champions League football, Arsenal could prove to be an exciting project.

The former Celtic boss led Liverpool to the brink of the Premier League title before winning seven trophies during less than three years at Celtic.

Patrick Vieira

Arsenal could look back to their glory days by handing former skipper Patrick Vieira the top job at the club after he was dismissed by Nice earlier this month.

The 44-year-old had initially impressed after leaving his role at New York City FC, but a recent run of poor results saw him dismissed by the Ligue 1 outfit.

His return of 35 wins in 89 games might not excite Arsenal fans, but his performances as a player and close relationship with Arsene Wenger could help his cause.

Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez has proved his ability to win matches in the Premier League during spells with Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle.

The Spaniard is currently managing Dalian Professional in the Chinese Super League, but they have been struggling of late with only 12 wins from 38 matches.

Benitez could talk to Arsenal should they enquire over his availability, having won the Champions League with Liverpool and the Europa League with Chelsea in the past.

Eddie Howe

At one point Eddie Howe was seen as a real contender for the Arsenal job, but the way in which he left Bournemouth after their relegation could hinder his chances.

The Englishman has been taking some time away from the game after his second spell with the Cherries came to an end, but he might still be on a list of potential successors.

In addition, Arsenal could aim for a more experienced manager should Arteta end up leaving, which might see them dismiss the availability of the 43-year-old.

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