I just want to start off by saying that I’ve been #WengerIn for a very long time. Recently though, I think I’ve changed.
Arsenal lost 3-0 to Chelsea, 5-1 to Bayern Munich, Ozil and Sanchez seem to want out, we’re fourth placed in the Premier League (behind Sp*rs), and I really can’t see us winning the FA Cup either. It’s not a good time for Arsenal.
Wenger has been at the club for nearly 21 years. In that time, he’s won 3 Premier League titles and 6 FA Cups. There’s no debating that he’s done an awful lot for the club, but if he doesn’t leave this season, his time is sure to come at some point in the next few years.
With that in mind, someone good enough has to come in and replace him. There’s always a risk that Arsenal could turn out like Liverpool did after getting rid of Benitez, or like Man Utd did after getting rid of Ferguson. So, who will be the next Arsenal manager?
Thierry Henry. Do I need to say any more? Arguably the greatest Arsenal player of all time, and he’s already coached Arsenal’s under 18s side. Wenger thinks he has what it takes. Pires thinks he has what it takes. Could he be as good a manager as he was a player? Only time will tell. Expect to see Henry as Arsenal manager one day.
Simeone has done an amazing job at Atletico Madrid. In the 5 years he’s been at the club, he’s won the La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Europa League, and has reached the Champions League final twice. He’s been tipped as next Arsenal manager, but would he want to leave Atletico?
Every single transfer window, Arsenal fans get frustrated at Wenger for not spending money. With the £75 million signing of Gonzalo Higuain, from Napoli, Allegri has shown that he’s not scared of buying players. Having won 5 trophies in 2 years at Juventus, and reaching the Champions League final too, he could be exactly the manager that Arsenal need.
Pretty much every where he goes he brings trophies. Currently at Newcastle, and having won both major European competitions with other Premier League teams, he knows exactly how to bring out the best in his players. His experience managing in the Premier League also gives him a huge advantage over the rest of the potential candidates. Personally, I would love to have Benitez at Arsenal.
Still relatively young for a manager, Thomas Tuchel has also been a popular candidate. Although he’s an undecorated manager, he seems to have his eye on winning something with Borrussia Dortmund this year. Also, Wenger took the Arsenal job when he was just four years older than Tuchel is, so you never know.
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