Arsenal: Wenger’s Most Embryonic and Plausible Successors

The replacement?

Everyone is so certain that Arsene Wenger should have left Arsenal a long time ago, but who should take his place?


Carlo Ancelotti

The Italian coach has pretty much won everything, including four league titles and three Champions League medals. He is a box office level manager, someone even 10bet would be apprehensive to approach.

The rise of Pep Guardiola and some other very talented managers across Europe have led to the underestimation of Carlo’s achievements. The fact that Guardiola and Mourinho are going head-to-head in the Premier League doesn’t help the former AC Milan boss’ cause either.

Ancelotti is well-remembered by Chelsea fans from his short stint at the club, one that saw him win the Premier League title and the FA Cup. I’m sure they’d have loved him to have stayed at Stamford Bridge longer, but Roman Abramovich and co had other ideas.

Sadly, for Arsenal I’m not sure Ancelotti would take the job, as big a club they are, they’d surely have to commit to a very strong transfer budget, in the long run too.

One summer will not fix their troubles. Though maybe the opportunity to take on the men who are widely seen as the top two managers in the world and the romance of the Premier League could be enough to tempt the Italian.

Either way, Ancelotti will not be out of a job for long and if Arsenal are keen to persuade him to come aboard, why wouldn’t they be? They should go about their business in doing so, quickly.


Thierry Henry

One of the greatest strikers the world has ever seen, let alone the Premier League.

He’s currently the Assistant Manager of Belgium and looking forward to the World Cup, no doubt. I’m sure given the opportunity, Thierry wouldn’t hesitate at the opportunity to turn the fortunes around at the club he made his very name.

He would be a popular appointment, but an unsure one. Like United with Giggs, it would’ve been a very huge risk, but one that would be damn great if it worked out.

Jens Lehmann, Patrick Vieira and Mikel Arteta are also former players that have been linked with the role, but if I was Arsenal I’d want someone more experienced to take the job after Wenger and then dare I say it, create the foundations for a replacement like one of the former players.


Other names of note

As you’d expect, a whole host of names are being linked with the job. Luis Enrique, formerly of Barcelona, whilst he won plenty with the Spanish giants I’m not convinced by him.

The Arsenal situation would be a great opportunity for him to really prove himself to any doubters as a top coach. I’m confident providing there are no bigger offers that he’d take it too. Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has been linked but he didn’t do enough at Liverpool to even be considered.

Yes, I’m going to give Marco Silva a shout out here but he probably needs some more experience at the top. Antonio Conte could be a shrewd appointment, providing he leaves Chelsea.

Next week in part 3 I will share who I think Arsenal should go all out for to replace Arsene Wenger.


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Written by Jordan Hackett

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