Posted on March 28, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal should NOT consider any of our legends to replace Wenger

No ex-Gunner is ready to coach Arsenal yet By SK

Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Viera; these are all Arsenal heroes. They were part of the team that went a whole season without losing a game and they lifted Arsenal to the pinnacle of football during their time at the club. They are legends in their own right and deserve any accolade thrown at them but when it comes to coaching the same team they played for, it is a different ball game entirely!

Despite the difficulties being experienced by Arsenal at the moment, Arsenal remains a big club and big clubs are managed by big coaches who have paid their dues in the world of coaching. It won’t be befitting for a club like Arsenal if ex-players is allowed to coach the club just because they played for Arsenal! What is their coaching qualification? Have they coached any club before now? What are their achievements in the coaching world of football?

The aforementioned players have been into football management in some capacities for some time now but who amongst them can boast of leading a smaller club than Arsenal to football success in the recent past? If they have found it difficult finding and coaching a smaller club, what gives people the assurance that they will do well, as coaches of Arsenal? We can’t take that risk with them, not even now that the whole world feels it is time for Wenger to step down!

We all want Wenger to resign as coach of Arsenal season but do we wish he should be replaced with a coach who has no experience of managing a big club? I don’t think so! I will rather want Wenger to continue as coach of Arsenal, than watch an ex player mess up the team some more! Why are we linking them to Arsenal in the first place? Or has Allegri come out to say he wouldn’t love to coach Arsenal if given the opportunity?

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11 thoughts on “Arsenal should NOT consider any of our legends to replace Wenger

  1. Jansen

    I agree, the ex-players are not ready, but not sure they would have done much worse than Arsene.

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  2. arsenal_canada

    I thought wenger was supposed to give his verdict over this international break?
    In other news, chelsea in for alexis?!?! That would probably kill me. If your not going to pay the amount he deserves, send him abroad.

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    1. simonsays

      And Wenger also said this was the best squad he’s ever managed, think he says thinks to suit the situation somehow. Sure he said once apon a time that finishing 4th was the minimum requirement, I see now it doesn’t matter as much because of the new tv money. I thought playing in the champions league was about competing with the best in Europe arsene not about the money?

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  3. khangunners

    I think it represents a 50-50 percent risk. But based on teams that made there legend take over the success rate can be high. Zidane is doing a great job and simeone to is doing a remarkable job. In terms of stature real is a bigger club than us and they hired there legend . Lets jump over to barca a legend was the one who made them world beaters(pep). Problem with us arsena fans is we are afraid of change. No matter how good a manager is there is a risk he can be a bad option for us. So lets not rule anyone out. So many factors come into play not only ur experience, luck is very crucial when choosing a manager. Who could hve thought pep could be known as one of the world best at that time? I love to call us a big club but we are at a knifes edge if we are not to carefull we are turning mediocre

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  4. khangunners

    I think it represents a 50-50 percent risk. But based on teams that made there legend take over the success rate can be high. Zidane is doing a great job and simeone to is doing a remarkable job. In terms of stature real is a bigger club than us and they hired there legend . Lets jump over to barca a legend was the one who made them world beaters(pep). Problem with us arsena fans is we are afraid of change. No matter how good a manager is there is a risk he can be a bad option for us. So lets not rule anyone out. So many factors come into play not only ur experience, luck is very crucial when choosing a manager. Who could hve thought pep could be known as one of the world best at that time? I love to call us a big club but we are at a knifes edge if we are not to carefull we are turning mediocre

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  5. simonsays

    I think we all forget that Wenger was a massive risk for Arsenal when he was appointed. Arsene who was prevalent in the english media and to me that proves that we as a club owe him nothing where as he owes us because an opportunity of managing a team that had last one the league 1990-1991. I would have loved when of Viera,Henry or bergkamp to be our next manager but sadly I can’t see Wenger going any time soon in which case they will probably either be managing another big team or firmly settled in the media themselves. Pep offered his services to Arsenal before he want to Bayern but Wenger had already ‘agreed’ to stay, unfortunately I don’t think that’s the last time a situation like that occurs while wenger and kronke are both still in town.

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  6. ThirdManJW

    I don’t think any ex-players are ready to manage the mess at Arsenal, but I would look to see more of them in and around the squad, and in more coaching positions. Although I imagine that it wouldn’t make much of a difference to our currant situation, working with Wenger, just look at the Bould situation.

    Bould was a quality defender, who knows about defending, yet he’s not allowed to work with the defence. Wenger has the final say. There’s no way in a million years that Bould would persist with this failed system of “zonal marking” on set-pieces. So many people could help Wenger, and in turn, Arsenal, but Wenger won’t allow it because he is a dictator.

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  7. ARSENAL FC THE BEST

    British pundits and journalists said the same thing about zidane being Real Madrid Manager…and now look what he is doing with his team…
    Each coach has got his special thing that enhances players … Give them a chance and you will juge after, not before…

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    1. ThirdManJW

      Although I agree, no one can judge a person before you’ve given that person a chance, but you have to look at things in context as well. It’s very difficult to fail at clubs like Barca, Real, Bayern, PSG, and Juventus, because their resources are unparalleled in their respective leagues, and to some degree, in Europe as well. The likes of Utd, City, and Chelsea, can match these clubs in terms of finances, but not in reputation, which allows one to sign, and keep hold of, the best players.

      I also think Zidane is doing a very a good job, but it’s hard to tell just how good he is, because of how dominant, and powerful Real are, irrespective of who their manager is.

      Pep is maybe a good example. Again, I am not saying he’s not a top manager, but he had so easy at Barca, and even more so at Bayern. Now he’s in a genuinely competitive league, he’s struggling a little, despite already spending huge amounts of money. He also hasn’t got a squad filled with WC talent in almost every position. I am not judging Pep yet, because it’s his first season, and most of the squad are not his signings. But I thought they would be doing a little better.

      Managing Arsenal after Wenger will be tough, because of the mess Wenger will be leaving behind. I keep saying it, but I think we badly need an experienced manager who isn’t associated with Wenger, meaning they wouldn’t bothered about making major changes to what Wenger has put in place. By employing an ex Wenger player, you run the risk of that person not wanting to make too many changes because of their respect for Wenger. It may lead to similar philosophy, which I don’t think is good. Arsenal need a completely fresh approach!

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  8. Arsenal_Girl

    Of course
    That goes without saying
    We need not only a manager with managing experience but with a track record of success (Trophies)

    But that said, we don’t need to worry about another manager for another 2 years unfortunately, maybe more 🙁

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  9. ojay

    Just watching highlights from the invisibles season.makes me wanna cry.miss the respect of success.

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