This could all be speculation of course, as the football media gets their teeth stuck into a host of Arsenal rumours about the growing pressure on the manager Arsene Wenger. But there is no doubt that there will be a lot of questions for the Frenchman to answer, from the fans and the press if not from inside the club itself, if the Gunners let slip what looked like the perfect chance to end the wait for another Premier League trophy this season.
The Prof himself seems to be feeling the pressure as well and hit back at all the media talk this weehttp://www.justarsenal.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=48638&action=trash&_wpnonce=19088fa35ek, saying that he was bored of the constant criticism and questioning of his ability, so he might not even be too reluctant to step down at the end of this season if it turns out as badly as many of us fear.
And according to certain reports in the media this week, the club may have already lined up his replacement. One prominent French journalist has declared that our former striker Thierry Henry is going to get the big job, as reported by Metro, although he does not specify any particular time, just at some point in the future.
Karim Nedjari said, ‘One day Henry will replace Wenger.
‘His philosophy and ruthless mentality make him the boss. He will leave his comfortable chair [as a pundit] and put on his track suit.’
I am not sure that Arsenal would appoint Henry without any managerial experience though, so I think the rumour in another Metro report that suggests the current coach of the Germany national team could be the man. Joachim Loew has lots of experience and has enjoyed some success in his career, most notably by winning the World Cup final with the three Arsenal stars Ozil, Mertesacker and Podolski in the squad a couple of years ago.
Apparently there has been a huge flurry of bets recently staked on the 56-year old taking over from Wenger, so does somebody know something we don’t? And would you like Loew to be given the Arsenal job this summer?