Talk about the future of Arsene Wenger is ripe throughout the football community. Whether it is on an Arsenal fan forum, a reputable media outlet or even a conversation amongst friends, popular opinion seems divided on whether the Gunners should stick with the Frenchman.
Too many people say that Wenger seems frozen to past glory; a stubborn man struggling to come to terms with the fact that the team he has spent years building is falling just short of their ambitions. Arsenal is a big team and big teams demand titles. No title in five years is not good enough.
It seems natural that people are starting to question Arsene's position as Arsenal manager, but, if he was to leave, who would replace him? Despite Arsenal's shortcomings, he is clearly well respected by all of his players and it is this respect that has created the harmonious atmosphere in the Arsenal dressing room. Without harmony, Arsenal would not play the eye-catching football that they have become famous for. A new manager would certainly disrupt the balance of proceedings at the Emirates.
Despite this, one has to ask, how much longer can the trophy drought continue? Wenger has led his club to several finals since their last F.A cup, but the runners-up position is not good enough for even the most fervent members of the Arsenal faithful.
This is a short list of managers I believe could be realistic targets for the Gunners this summer. I have chosen managers who I believe have a similar tactical approach to Wenger and are either unemployed or international managers who could be tempted to return to the domestic game.
I know this list may be contentious and I am looking forward to hearing what you all have to say on the matter.