So moving on from the ex-Arsenal addictive personality Paul Merson, who was totally against Arsene Wenger being considered for the England job, to an ex-Liverpool legend, Robbie Fowler, who thinks the complete opposite!
He doesn’t just think that Le Prof is a good candidate. He thinks he is the “best man for the job.” “I’m not one of those people who thinks the England manager must be English and it’s encouraging to hear the FA saying that they will consider a foreign manager.” Fowler said on oddschecker. “I know we’ve been down that route before with Sven Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello but I really think the best man for this job now is Arsene Wenger.
“He’s been working in this country for over 20 years so he knows our game, our players and how we want to approach the game as well, if not better, than anyone. I know he’s not universally popular with Arsenal fans but he is a proven winner whose teams play the right way and his time appears to be coming to an end at the Emirates.
“I’ve spoken to plenty of players who have played under him at Arsenal over the years and every single one has only good things to say about his management and coaching style. A fresh challenge like this could be exactly what he needs given the season he’s just had at Arsenal and a national job, where you don’t have the day to day involvement with the players, might suit him given where he is in his career.”
Now I am sure that even anti-Wenger factions would be happy for him to accept Hodgson’s old job, just to see him gone, but I am sure it will simply depend on whether Wenger thinks ity is time for him to do a less demanding job now he has reached retirement age.
It would certainly be good for Arsenal if he agreedto take over at the end of his contract. That way it will give the Board a year to line up a suitable successor…..