If you believed everything that you read about Arsenal in the football media then we would have about a thousand players right now, including the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, so it is always worth taking a large pinch of sale with any Arsenal transfer rumours you read.
On the other hand, there is often some kernel of truth to the reports you see and with all the pressure on Arsene Wenger from the disgruntled Arsenal fans at the moment, it would not surprise me if behind the scenes the top brass at Arsenal have been thinking about who could replace our long serving manager.
Whether they are actually thinking of sacking him or just preparing in case the Frenchman decides to call it a day does not really matter, as it would be better to have a replacement sorted nice and early. There have been various candidates mentioned in the press but according to Metro there are now just two names on the Arsenal shortlist and they are Manuel Pellegrini and Diego Simeone.
We know that the Man City boss will be available in the summer and he does know the Premier League and has already won it, while Simeone has a great track record in La Liga and the Champions League and has successfully broken the stranglehold of the Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. He might take some persuading, though, especially if Arsenal wanted him to work under the same conditions as Wenger.
So who do you think will be our next manager?