Latest reports emerging appear to indicate that Arsenal will not make a move for Chris Wilder as they look to replace Unai Emery.

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Chris Wilder has been previously backed for the Arsenal job.  (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The Gunners are on the hunt for a new manager after parting ways with the Spaniard. A whole host of names have been mentioned as potential replacements.

Chris Wilder is one of those names who has been touted. The Blades boss was discussed on Sky Sports last week.  Danny Mills, however,  seemingly shot down his chances of getting the job.

However, it looks like, on this occasion, Mills was correct. According to a report from the Sun today, Wilder is not one of the names being considered.

Instead, Arsenal look likely to move for Mikel Arteta. The Spaniard is one of a number of names mentioned. Amongst those names are the likes of Brendan Rodgers, club legend Patrick Vieira, and former Newcastle manager, Rafa Benitez.

Arsenal are struggling this season and already look out of contention for a Champions League place. Indeed, they sit behind Sheffield United in the Premier League table.

Why has Chris Wilder been called out for the Gunners job?

Put simply, the work he has done at Bramall Lane has been nothing short of superb. Two promotions in three seasons and now a team competing in the upper echelons of the Premier League.

Unbeaten away from home, the Blades have taken the league by storm and can go into the European places with a win over Newcastle United this week.

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Chris Wilder led his Sheffield United team to victory over Arsenal. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The calls for Wilder to be considered at the very best clubs have been growing in recent weeks. Former Gunner, Paul Merson, was just one pundit to call for both Arsenal and rivals Spurs to consider making a move for Wilder.

However, for the time being, it looks like the Blades are safe with Chris Wilder as the Gunners turn attentions elsewhere for an Unai Emery replacement.

 

 

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