Who should replace Emery? Gareth Southgate?

With Unai Emery relieved of his managerial duties at Arsenal, the question is who Arsenal should replace him with. This mini-series focuses on a select number of prospective managerial candidates and their tactical philosophies. Next up is current England manager Gareth Southgate.

Content sourced from TIFO Football.

Considering Southgate’s success at employing a system which is both pragmatic and defensively sound and which can also allow for dynamic attacking play, and his experience and knowledge of the Premier League itself, Southgate would appear to be a good choice for Arsenal.  Importantly, Southgate’s knowledge of England’s underage playing personnel and his willingness to give youth players an opportunity, could be both advantageous to Arsenal in terms of domestic recruitment and the club’s desire to promote youth.

Based on his tactical approach and Arsenal’s current squad, an Arsenal side under  Southgate’s guidance might look something like this:

If the Englishman was to be appointed, I think he would certainly stabilize the team on the field.



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