I am not one of the Arsenal fans who have for years been calling for the club to replace Arsene Wenger as manager and get some new blood in. I really believed that the Frenchman would push on after the financial shackles were lifted and I still feel that he did an amazing job in those seasons after we moved from Highbury to the Emirates, but I have come to accept this season that Arsenal need a change at the top.
Having said that, I still worry about what will happen after he goes, assuming that he does, and there is a very real chance that we could suffer the same sort pf problems that are still going on at Old Trafford since Manchester United lost their own long serving manager.
That very real possibility may be one of the reasons for the Arsenal board being so reluctant to pull the trigger and it is why the search for the right man to replace Wenger is so important. Even a very good manager would struggle, and I believe that both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal were very good managers and look what happened to them.
Arsenal need someone who is not only a good tactician and man manager, with experience of football at the top level, we need someone with the confidence, character and strength of personality to come in and take control. For me there is only one candidate and it is the Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Howe is too young and does not have enough experience. Simeone is too radical a change. Tuchel might do well but is no guarantee. Big names like Ancelotti, for me, would not have the hunger and desire. Do you guys agree that Allegri is the only man for the job? If not who do you want as manager of Arsenal?