With Arsenal’s season already looking to implode, conversation has been heavier than ever regarding the replacement for Arsene Wenger.
And according to reports, it seems the fans have started to get a petty good idea on who they think is capable of filling the role of Europe’s longest serving manager.
A story in The Sun today has revealed a huge amount of bets have been placed on Joachim Loew to take the reigns in North London at the end of this season.
Bookmakers, William Hill, have announced that 80% of the bets placed on Arsenal’s next boss have been for the Germany manager, who prides himself with an impressive CV.
The 56-year-old is famed for winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with that 7-1 semi-final victory over the hosts being a specific highlight of the tournament.
Since taking charge of the German national team in 2006, Loew has been renowned for his ethical way of managing a side, whilst playing attractive football in the process.
Those are two very huge attributes that the Gunners are known for, and Loew is certainly up there with a range of high profile names to soon take charge at the Emirates.
With another failed Premier League chase on the horizon and failure to win over an impatient set of fans, Arsene Wenger’s position has never been so in danger.
And if the Frenchman fails to top the table, or far worse, see Tottenham Hotspur snatch the title then it could very easily be the final nail in the coffin.
Hardly the goodbye the 66-year-old deserves in my eyes, but as harsh as it is to talk about his departure, plans really do need to start getting in motion for the clubs future.
Rumours have linked club legends Dennis Bergkamp and fan favourite Thierry Henry with the possibility of taking the job, but both candidates look fairly unrealistic given their lack of experience.
And it seems the fans aren’t confident the former strikers have a chance of slipping into Wenger’s shoes any time soon, as William Hill’s Joe Crilly stated:
The market had been relatively quiet however Joachim Loew has been quite well backed over the weekend.
With a big tournament this summer, Germany may have a change in personnel and Loew would be a high profile name to replace Wenger.
The fact is, whoever comes in to replace the status of Arsene Wenger will have to bring some fresh ideas and a new style to help win over the fans from day one.
If anything, the supporters could be the biggest turn-off of moving to a club like Arsenal, so you can count on it being a big character, somebody that has had top level experience.
Two years ago you may have given the job to Jurgen Klopp, but that ship has sailed and it’s time for the board to step up and be counted if they’re to win over the fans.