There have been a few articles in the football media in recent days about who will be the manager to take over the reins of Arsenal when Arsene Wenger does call it a day, or get sacked which seems about as likely as U2 sacking Bono as the lead singer.
The former manager of Tottenham, West Ham and a host of other clubs, Harry Redknapp, came up with the not so brilliant idea of our former captain Tony Adams who, as much as he is loved by the Arsenal fans, has tried and failed to be a good football manager, so we can scratch that one.
The Daily Mail has reported that the Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, whose current contract in Germany runs out at the end of the season, has expressed a desire to come to the Premier League, and more specifically to London, if his deal with Bayern is not extended.
That will excite some Arsenal fans but as Wenger would have to end his reign with a year of his contract still to run for this to work out, it does not look like the timing will be right, while the Bundesliga giants might want him to stay on as well.
So could it be Thierry Henry? It certainly could if the high praise about his coaching ability reported by Metro is true. Our record scorer is currently working with the Arsenal youth players and after scoring both goals to help our young Gunners beat Bayern in the UEFA youth league, the very promising Alex Iwobi gave the credit to Henry and his coaching abilities.
Iwobi said, “I owe that to him [Henry].
“He told me before the game that most wingers get their goals at the back post so I tried to take his advice on board.
“Other coaches I have had have all played football but no disrespect to them; I have never had anyone like Thierry.
“I am basically learning from the best.
“We all want to listen and learn.
“He’s like one of us. He just jokes around. But when we have to be serious he’s very serious. He is teaching us what to do.
“He may criticise us a few times but that’s just for us to get better.”
So with almost two years before Wenger´s time is potentially up, could his former striker be the one to take over?