Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is the leading candidate to replace Unai Emery as Arsenal manager, according to reports in the English media.
It is believed Raul Sanllehi’s close connection with Santo’s agent Jorge Mendes could be a key reason in the Portuguese being appointed as Emery’s possible successor.
Some fans on Twitter are not convinced that Santo would be the right choice:
Not an upgrade as far as am concerned.
Get a better replacement please
— Michael Adelodun. (@AA_Adelodun) November 27, 2019
No the guy is like mourinho pack the bus
— Timothy omondi (@Timothy66717985) November 27, 2019
We are making same mistake again!
— Sourab Habib (@HabibSourab) November 27, 2019
why do we keep making the same mistakes, we are a massive club we need a world class manager
— Billy Vasiliou (@vasgooner) November 27, 2019
Why is Arsenal always going for average appointments? SMH
— Vick Shireka (@vick_shireka) November 27, 2019
— Reuben Paul (@iamreubenpaul) November 27, 2019
While others believe the 45-year-old would be a better option than Emery:
I'd take him… he's okay
— Phumelela (@phumielekhoathi) November 27, 2019
Not my first choice but I think he'd do good with us. He's turned Wolves into no push overs
— John Short (@JohnnyShort2) November 27, 2019
I think he’ll be better than Emery
— Uncle Junior (@JayBellerin) November 27, 2019
I'm sure he can bring us back to top 4 next season.
— Georgi Kostalevski (@IronmanBG) November 27, 2019
Wolves play counter-attacking football, and could not be described as a possession-based team who press high. Santo’s team play very much in the mould of an old-style Mourinho side.
Some fans may want this pragmatic style in order to get results, but the major worry is that the club would not be getting a significant improvement on Emery.
Santo is not known for an expansive style of play which Arsenal fans have become used to, and he would have to convince many supporters that he has the credentials to move the club forward.