Arsenal could reportedly expedite their interest in Jose Mourinho if they lose to Leicester City on Saturday.
Unai Emery is under increasing pressure amid fan unrest after a disappointing start to the Premier League season.
The Spaniard is facing a make-or-break month to save his job after club bigwigs spelt out their expectation of a top-four finish to him.
But Gunners could slip nine points behind if they lose to Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
A French publication, Le10Sport, reports that if Arsenal’s trip to the East Midlands ends in disaster, the Gunners could dial up an approach for Mourinho.
They were recently forced to deny their Head of Football Raul Sanllehi has met with the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss.
But Le10Sport claim Sanllehi is on friendly terms with Jorge Mendes – Mourinho’s agent.
The Portuguese’s toxic relationship and previous jibes at the club would likely count against him.
He insulted Gooners after his Manchester United team lost 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in 2017.
Otherwise, Arsenal are limited in terms of potential options.
Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and Pep Guardiola’s No.2 Mikel Arteta are three names on the radar.