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Report: Arsenal have already identified two managers who could replace Mikel Arteta

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According to TEAMtalk, Arsenal have shortlisted Thomas Frank and Graham Potter as potential replacements for Mikel Arteta.

What’s the story?

Well, the Spaniard’s job is currently safe, although tensions are high at the Emirates Stadium after a terrible start to the Premier League season.

Edu and the rest of Arsenal’s hierarchy are not considering an immediate change, although they are thinking about life after Arteta.

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As TEAMtalk state, the Gunners are considering both Frank and Potter, who are doing fantastic jobs with Brentford and Brighton respectively.

The north Londoners believe both managers possess the ‘Arsenal DNA’ – it is said that the Gunners admire the attacking style used by both.

Frank guided Brentford into the Premier League via the Championship Play-Offs last season.

In Potter’s case, he was shortlisted for the Tottenham job after keeping Brighton in the Premier League in stylish fashion (The Athletic).

Arsenal shouldn’t replace Arteta with Frank or Potter

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In our view, it would be a sideways step to sack Arteta and hire one of Potter or Frank.

The problems at Arsenal run deeper than just the manager, and the Gunners need someone who will come in and shake up the whole club.

An elite manager. Someone who will not listen to boardroom excuses.

Someone with a big club mentality and a desperation for immediate success.

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Someone like Antonio Conte would be perfect.

Chelsea were lucky enough to have Thomas Tuchel unemployed while they were struggling under Frank Lampard.

Now, with Conte sitting there twiddling his thumbs amid a dire time for Arteta, Arsenal must be ruthless and get the serial winner to north London.

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