The last few seasons have been a mixture of both pleasure and pain for the Gunners’ faithful.
As much as qualifying for the Champions League on a regular basis for the past 21 years has brought some level of comfort to the fans, not challenging for major honors both domestically and in Europe has not with many suggesting Arsene Wenger has run out of ideas to take the club to the next level and must be replaced if the Gunners are to challenge on all fronts.
Having missed out on the Champions League last term after finishing fifth in the League, the Frenchman is on the verge of leading the Gunners to another underwhelming campaign this term.
The north London side currently sit sixth on the log and are thirteen points adrift the top four but the Frenchman could salvage the Gunners’ season by winning the Europa League as it will guarantee them a piece of silverware and a place in next season’s Champions League.
However, with talks of Wenger being replaced by former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel at the end of the season looking more likely according to Kicker, the latter looks like the perfect fit as he has a history of ushering the clubs into a new era.
His philosophy of setting up his team to attack, breaking down defensive-minded teams easily and blooding youngsters makes him the right candidate for the job.
Coming in for Wenger won’t be an easy job but the club’s decision to bring in former Borussia Dortmund scout Sven Mislintat to the Emirates in November shows the club are gradually preparing for life after the Frenchman’s exit and are probably laying the groundwork for Tuchel’s arrival at the end of the season.
His excellent record at FC Augsburg, Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund were enabled by his diligent steadying of their ships with limited budgets and through comprehensively identifying their deficiencies, all of which make him the right man to replace Arsene Wenger.
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