Now that Arsenal fans have come to terms with the fact that Arsene Wenger will be leaving his role as manager this summer, attention has turned to potential replacements.
The club have not given any indication as to who will take the Emirates hotseat, but numerous names have emerged from the rumour mill.
One such figure has been Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, and Arsenal fans assessed the Argentine’s during Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg in North London.
The 47-year-old is known for creating teams that are difficult to break down, but he is also known for his fiery antics on the touchline, which landed him in trouble against Arsenal.
Simeone was sent to the stands by the referee after reacting angrily to the sending-off of Sime Vrsaljko, just 10 minutes into the game.
The contest ended in a 1-1 draw, with Atletico taking the edge due to Antoine Griezmann scoring a crucial away goal ahead of next week’s second leg at the Vicente Calderon.
On Twitter, Arsenal fans debated whether or not Simeone, who has won five trophies as Atletico boss, would be a good fit for their club.
Arsenal need to do whatever it takes to get Simeone. If arsenal we away from home yesterday with 10 men they would have been tonked. Plus he's got Hagrid as his assistant. Ozil would fear for his life if he didn't put a shift in. #gooners #AFC
— Adekola Adeyemi (@adekola1990) April 27, 2018
I don't want a Simeone type manager. It's boring bloody football. But I do want someone who will tell our CBs not to spend the last 20 minutes in the opposition half trying to score against a team whose modus operandi is the counter attack. #AFC
— Lulu (@lulumr) April 27, 2018
One thing is certain, we are not getting Simeone. The way he conducts himself is well out of order and I can’t see the Arsenal board letting a mad man like that take control of our club. Whether he would even want the job is also debatable. Why would you even leave Madrid? #AFC
— Arsenalism (@TheBimal) April 26, 2018
— Dionizy (@diokonieczny) April 26, 2018
The only man capable of shaking up #AFC is Diego simeone . nobody else will do. Kocielny should leave with Wenger
— Rhys Lloyd (@RhysLloyd) April 26, 2018
— J Crowhurst (@seasidegunner) April 26, 2018
Honestly though the only guy I want at Arsenal next is Simeone, he is exactly what we need. #AFC
— Alom Hussain (@AlomHussain_) April 26, 2018
Have to say I've been very impressed with Atleticos defending… Simeone may just be the guy we need! #AFC
— www.YouTube.com/KaiQom ⚽️🎮 #fifa18 (@KaiQom) April 26, 2018