Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe
The Frenchman has been at Arsenal for 20 years but is now entering the final 12 months of his contract.
Many are expecting him to leave when it expires next summer, with fans having called for a change in management for several years.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as fans protest with signs
Those calls grew last season, as some sections of the fan base openly protested against their long serving manager.
Should he depart next summer a replacement will of course have to be found and it appears that a shortlist is already being prepared.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe acknowledges fans after the game
And according to the Daily Star, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is among those being considered.
He is highly rated in the game, having led the Cherries to the Premier League and kept them in it last season with an impressive brand of football.
And according to the newspaper, his attractive brand of football and adventurous approach is being seen as the perfect fit by those in charge at the Emirates.
Much is likely to rest on the opinion of Wenger, who it is believed will be consulted about his successor at the club.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger