Not long after Arsenal fans processed the news that their long-standing manager Arsene Wenger has decided to step down, attention swiftly turned to who will replace him.
The Frenchman, who has been at the helm of the North London outfit for more than two decades, announced in a statement via the club’s official website that he will resign at the end of the season.
The 68-year-old extended his stay by two years last May, but another disappointing season has led to an earlier exit.
In the Premier League, the Gunners once again fell way short of expectation as they currently sit 14 points adrift of top four with five games left to play.
The club’s only saving grace is the Europa League, which they could potentially win as they are in the semi-finals.
If Wenger guides Arsenal to glory, the club will secure Champions League football for next season, and will give the French stalwart a winning send-off.
Prior to the manager’s announcement, the Daily Mail reported that club legend Patrick Vieira was under consideration as a possible replacement for Wenger.
The former midfielder, who is currently in charge of MLS side New York City FC, spent nine years playing for the Gunners, winning three Premier League titles and three FA Cup trophies.
After the reports emerged, we asked you whether the Frenchman would be a good choice to replace Wenger, and it seems that the majority of fans think that the relatively inexperienced coach should be given the reins.