After sacking Unai Emery following a woeful run of results in all competitions, Arsenal are biding their time as the search for a new manager continues.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has emerged as an early favourite for the vacant job at the Emirates Stadium after shining in the Premier League at the King Power Stadium, but it looks like Arsenal may miss out on their man.
After making the wrong appointment in Emery and falling even further behind their Premier League rivals - with Champions League qualification already looking a million miles away - the Gunners know their next move must be the right one.
Here, Sportsmail takes a look at why Arsenal should be going all out for the Northern Irishman, who has got the Foxes dreaming of a Champions League spot...
Brendan Rodgers is firmly on Arsenal's radar after shining with Leicester in the Premier League
Arsenal are searching patiently for a new manager after sacking Unai Emery last Friday
DEADLY ATTACKING PLAYING STYLE
Arsenal became synonymous with their free-flowing football under legendary manager Arsene Wenger, winning supporters from across the globe who fell in love with their style of play. The north London outfit appointed Emery as they looked to shore up their fragile defence while upholding their scintillating attacking play.
However, under the Spaniard - especially during the latter period of his reign, Arsenal's football became dull and predictable as they opted for a more cautious approach by sitting in and trying to catch their opponents on the counter-attack.
In Rodgers, Leicester have become one of the most feared attacking units in the Premier League, scoring the second highest amount of goals so far with 33 from just 14 matches - with Jamie Vardy leading the way.
As well as getting Vardy thriving again, Rodgers is also getting the best out of creative young talents James Maddison and Youri Tielemans in midfield despite their lack of real experience playing at the highest level.
And a key cog of Rodgers' style at the King Power Stadium is their rampaging full-backs. Arguably only Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson are outperforming Ricardo Pereira and Ben Chilwell on the flanks so far this season.
The 46-year-old manager has picked up the shattered pieces left by Claude Puel and got Leicester firing on all cylinders. They have a serious threat from all over the park and if he was to take the reigns at Arsenal, you would imagine him to do the same - especially with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Matteo Guendouzi, Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney, who he coached at Celtic, at his disposal.
CLEAR LONG-TERM VISION
It can't be understated just how much Arsenal need to get this next appointment spot on in terms of their future. If they miss the boat again, they could fall further into mediocrity... but if they get it right, they could finally get back among Europe's elite.
The Gunners, now with Raul Sanllehi and Edu making the big decision instead of Ivan Gazidis, need a manager who will implement a clear long-term vision that can have a lasting impact after the next man leaves.
Emery's spell left no legacy after Wenger's remarkable reign, with no clear footballing philosophy, players ageing and star men out of contract - including Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal are in a hugely confused mess and the loose pieces need picking up. And Rodgers has shown he has the credentials to plan for the future at the Emirates. He can create a long-term identity with youngsters at the very heart of the success.
Maddison (23), Tielemans (22), Chilwell (23), Harvey Barnes (21) and Caglar Soyuncu (23) are at the very heartbeat of Leicester's surge up the Premier League table and have become some of the most sought-after players in English football thanks to the tutelage of Rodgers and the confidence he has instilled in them.
It has been a long time since Arsenal fans truly got excited about their team. Short term solutions aren't the answer right now, the club need the foundations to be