Arsenal's long-serving boss Arsene Wenger shocked and delighted fans and pundits alike by abandoning the cautiously frugal approach that has characterised the club's transfer activity since their move to the Emirates Stadium by lavishing a club-record £42.5 million on Germany and Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil shortly prior to the close of the transfer window.
Having seemingly heeded his own supporters' increasingly desperate claims for Arsenal to make good use of their apparently vast financial reserves, questions will now inevitably arise regarding Wenger's own future at the club he has managed since September 1996.
Wenger's existing contract is due to expire at the end of this season and as recently as this week the Frenchman has insisted he is no hurry to open talks over a potential extension. Indeed, It would appear that he is waiting to see how his team fare this season before making a final decision.
GMS identifies five managers who could be in the frame to succeed Wenger, should the 63-year-old decide not to extend his deal in North London. Feel free to speculate on your own choices below...