It’s said that after some consideration, the Arsenal board are keen to speak with Mauricio Pochettino regarding the position as Arsenal coach.
With the pond of big fish dwindling by the day and Arsenal’s form deteriorating by the match, it’s said that the North London club is on the verge of making official contact with the Argentinian.
Massimiliano Allegri was thought to be their top candidate but his reservations over the move have forced Arsenal’s hand. It is now being said that Mauricio Pochettino is the most preferred candidate for the Arsenal job.
The mood at the Emirates has certainly changed since Josh Kroenke declared that the Gunners were in ‘no hurry’ to make an appointment. It’s now believed that they now have a sense of urgency because of their faltering league position and the sudden realisation of the size of the task ahead.
Results are certainly forcing Arsenal to explore other options to Freddie Ljungberg. Had Arsenal performed well against Norwich and Brighton and secured a reasonable points return, Ljungberg would see out the season.
It’s clear there could be dangerous times ahead, with the side just ten points off the bottom of the Premier League and if the teams currently involved discover a rich vein of form, the Gunners could find themselves sucked into a dogfight to avoid the drop.
Interviews are scheduled for next week and some sources are reporting that two candidates have already been approached this week.
Supporters will be urging the club to employ an experienced manager that is capable of restoring order and discipline. Someone who has an overall vision of what style of football Arsenal can employ and that is familiar with the Premier League and English football, supposing Mauricio Pochettino as an example.
They will need to be able to organise the defence but it’s almost a hundred percent certain that Arsenal will have no choice but to dip into the transfer market in January to eliminate the problem.
Mauricio Pochettino is said to be curious about what Arsenal have to offer but he is under no pressure to resume his managerial career at present but, can the Gunners afford to wait ? I don’t believe they can.
The problem is that with the slow removal of the other top candidates, we are gradually being left with a collection of vastly inexperienced former players and that is a massive gamble at this stage in the season.