Arsene Wenger's reign at Arsenal has finally come to an end, and the Great Man has announced that he will stand down at the end of the season.
Now, for the first time since 1996, Arsenal will have to appoint a new manager. Unlike Alex Ferguson, it doesn't appear that Wenger will anoint his successor so we have to look elsewhere for the favourites to succeed Arsene Wenger.
Favourites to succeed Arsene Wenger
Judging by Oddschecker, Patrick Vieira, currently the manager of New York City FC, is most likely to succeed his old boss.
Next favourite is Germany boss Joachim Loew, who will coach Germany at this summer's World Cup and has plenty of experience of coaxing the best out of Mesut Ozil.
Also in the mix, apparently, are Carlo Ancelotti and Thomas Tuchel, although the latter seems an unlikely successor to Balls. He has fallen out with Sven Mislintat, an important figure behind the scenes at Arsenal, and is heavily linked with the job at PSG.
Max Allegri is fifth-favourite, and while he admitted that he might leave Juventus this summer, he stipulated that it would be for a club in the Champions League. Arsenal still have a route into the competition, and can tick that box for Allegri by winning the Europa League.
Also in the mix, per Oddschecker, are Brendan Rodgers, Leonardo Jardim, Luis Enrique, Rafa Benitez, Diego Simeone, Thierry Henry and Mikel Arteta. The latter two, of course, are former Arsenal players now working as assistant coaches with Belgium and Man City respectively.
Elsewhere, you can get Alan 'Pards' Pardew at 200/1.