The future of Arsene Wenger, and of course who will ultimately replace him, is a story that keeps going and going and going and, well you get the idea.
After 21 years at the helm of Arsenal, Gunners fans have seen their plea’s and protests for Arsene Wenger to either step down or be sacked, fall on deaf ears.
The North London club failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time under the Frenchman last season after finishing fifth, which saw protests about Wenger reach an all time high. However, despite the seemingly catastrophic failure of his side, Wenger signed a new year deal.
However, no matter how seemingly impossible it could be, Arsenal have endured an even worse League campaign than the last, currently sitting in sixth, an incredible 14 points behind Tottenham who are in fourth. Arsenal do still of course have a chance to qualify for the Champions League, but only by winning the Europa League, which will be no easy task considering the strength of their opponents in the semi-finals, Atletico Madrid.
Now, according to the Daily Mail at least, Arsenal are drawing up plans with who to replace Wenger with when he finally leaves the club.
They claim that club legend Patrick Vieira will be on the shortlist to replace his former manager, for whom he played under for nine seasons, winning three Premier League titles and three FA Cups.
Vieira, who finished his playing days at Manchester City, is currently the manager of City’s sister club NYCFC over in the MLS.
Vieira would prove to be a hugely popular appointment amongst Arsenal fans who have grown sick and tired of Arsene Wenger’s excuses and poor results. The article claims however that Wenger will NOT be sacked this summer, even if they fail to win the Europa League, although they do suggest that Wenger could finally be ready to call time on his career.
Other managers that have been mentioned in relation to the Arsenal job are Thomas Tuchel, Max Allegri, Thierry Henry and Eddie Howe.
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