This is not my opinion, nor the opinion of quite a lot of the commenters on JustArsenal, but it is definitely the opinion of the two people that matter the most at Arsenal Football Club, i.e. The owner, Stan Kroenke, and the CEO Ivan Gazidis.
Stan gave his opinion the other day, and now Ivan has given his opinion on Arsenal.com. “Arsène is somebody I have worked with for over eight years now, and I know the quality of the man,” he said. “I know the quality of him as a football person and I know the quality of him as a human being as well,”
“Those values that he has, those qualities, are world class in every respect. His DNA is the same DNA as the club’s. He is driven to move forward, he is driven to evolve and he is driven to achieve those objectives of winning for this club and making those fans proud.
“When you look at the world of football, and you think about the great candidates that there are – and there are many great coaching candidates in the world and Arsenal is a club that all of them would want to work for because of the things we represent in football – but when you look around and make that assessment, you don’t find any better candidates than Arsène Wenger.”
It is certainly interesting thought that all the great managers would want to work for Arsenal, but Wenger would be a very tough act to follow, considering he has lived and breathed Arsenal for the last 21 years. Is Ivan right? Is Wenger definitely the best candidate for the job?