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Gazidis: Arsenal in no rush to replace Wenger

It’s the news that everyone in the world of football is talking about following the announcement of his imminent resignation yesterday, who will replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal?

There are of course a number of candidates in the running at the moment, with the latest odds changing all the time in accordance with the most up to date quotes and gossip.

However, there is still a month to go until Wenger finally steps down, meaning there is no rush to make an appointment, a thought echoed by Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis, who said the club need to make the right appointment, and not a quick one:

“The most important thing is to make the right appointment – not a quick appointment,” said Gazidis.

“The process begins today. I want to keep that process in-house. This club has to rise to the challenge. You don’t find a replacement for Arsene Wenger, you find a new path forward.

“We need to be open-minded and also brave in the decision. When Arsene was appointed, I don’t think he was on many people’s radar.

“That doesn’t mean we have to repeat that but it does mean we have to be bold in the appointment. Get the person we believe is the right person.”

Brendan Rodgers is the current favourite to take over the role, while second favourite Carlo Ancelotti has refused to rule himself out of the running.

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