Petr Cech criticised for Arsene Wenger successor comments

Ever since Arsene Wenger announced that he’d be stepping down as Arsenal manager, speculation has run rampant about who will replace the long-standing Gunners boss, with fans, pundits and even players giving their opinion on who it should be.

Petr Cech recently said that the next Arsenal manager needs to continue Arsene Wenger’s legacy and adopt a similar style as the Frenchman. However, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has slammed the goalkeeper’s opinion.

“They do not want an Arsenal manager to continue the way they’ve been playing which is tactically inept, defensively naive and easy to play against.” Murphy told talkSPORT

“What a nonsense comment that is, Petr Cech saying: ‘yeah we just want to continue, it’s great the way we play’.

“No you don’t mate, come on. If you do you’re going to be busy.

“You’re going to have a busy season if you carry on the way you’re going.

“Think about what you’re saying because you don’t want a manager to come in and do the same because you’re going to fail if you do that.

“So say something with substance, you’ve got to defend and win the ball back and run around.”

Though most Arsenal fans won’t like agreeing with a former Liverpool man over one of their own players, it is likely that they echo Murphy’s opinion here. Gunners fans want their club to eventually challenge for the title once again and Arsene Wenger’s style of play has failed to do that in recent years.

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