Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri would consider taking over at Arsenal if the job became available, according to Italian journalist Raffaele Auriemma.
The reporter believes that the Gunners would be one of three teams that Sarri would be interested in if the manager’s position was vacant:
“I have the feeling that he can go to manage one of these three teams: Tottenham, Arsenal or Barcelona. We are talking about three clubs that may need a new technical guide. These are of course only hypotheses.”
“Barcelona will rebuild a lot, but it’s clear that they have only one goal: to win. They should also play well. As for Arsenal, however, we are not talking about a winning team. In recent years, it’s not like they’ve achieved such sensational results. If I were Maurizio Sarri, I would choose Tottenham or Arsenal. It would be a great possibility.”
Sarri reportedly turned down Marseille earlier this month when Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by the Ligue One side, so it seems he will be pretty choosy about his next role after leaving Juventus last summer.
Whether Arsenal will be in the market for another manager any time soon, it is unlikely, with the board expected to give Mikel Arteta more time to turn things around despite a disappointing first full season in charge.
The Gunners are currently 11th in the league table, eleven points off the top four, and they have been knocked out of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup. Their Europa League run is the last chance of salvaging something from the campaign.