What happened when over 1,000 Arsenal supporters voted on their next manager

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They'll be no shortage of pressure on whoever succeeds Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager.

The past few seasons may have been tough for the north London club, but the Frenchman will still leave the Emirates Stadium this summer with a hefty legacy.

No manager has won more FA Cup titles than Wenger and nobody else has commanded a team through an unbeaten Premier League season.

Such is the ambiguity around the replacement process, too, that a vast number of managers have been linked with the Arsenal job.

There have been a series of big name managers filling the rumour mill: Massimiliano Allegri, Leonardo Jardim, Luis Enrique and Carlo Ancelotti.

Endless candidates for Arsenal job

Meanwhile, there have been some comparatively left-field suggestions: Brendan Rodgers, Domenico Tedesco, Julian Nagelsmann and Joachim Loew.

Then there's the troop of ex-Arsenal players: Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Mikel Arteta and Tony Adams (yes, really).

A long list of potential suitors and that's only the start.

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Over one thousand Arsenal fans vote

While it will come down to the Arsenal hierarchy to assess their options over the coming weeks, supporters will also be weighing up their options.

And one way to gauge the fan consensus is, naturally, via a mass vote.

The Sun has been running a poll on their website ever since the news was announced and revealed their results after five hours and over one thousands votes have been cast.

The poll is still going on, so the order could change in coming days but there were some clear leaders going into Friday evening.

Leading the pack were Juventus boss Allegri and Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone with both coaches receiving 19% of the votes in the 'Voice of the Fans' poll. 

Enrique took the bronze medal with 17%, swiftly followed by Henry, Ancelotti and Low who all nestled in fourth place on 10%.


As for Rodgers, who is favourite with a number of bookmakers, Arsenal fans don't seem so keen.

Only 3% thought the Northern Irishman was the man to inherit responsibility at the Emirates Stadium.

All that considered, it seems that Arsenal fans are leaning towards the bigger names and managers already wielding experience at some of Europe's biggest clubs.

When the task is to follow a manager of 22 years, it's more than understandable.

Who do you think should replace Arsene Wenger? Have your say in the comments section below.

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