Mikel Arteta has been given a deadline of five games to save his job, and have also identified a potential replacement.
According to the Telegraph, former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte would be the most likely name targeted to take Arteta’s place if the Spanish tactician cannot turn things around soon.
Conte would also represent a very tempting upgrade for the Gunners, with the Italian tactician winning major honours everywhere he’s been.
The 52-year-old led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge back in 2016/17 and followed that up with an FA Cup final victory the following year.
Conte has also won Serie A with both Juventus and Inter Milan, and it would be intriguing to see this proven winner back in English football again.
A more competitive Arsenal side would surely make the race for the top four a bit more interesting than it is at the moment.