I am sure that most Arsenal fans thought a lot about the managerial situation at our club over the summer, whether you were one of the Gooners who wanted Arsene Wenger to be replaced or not. He wasn’t and we have to accept that, but we can still wonder why.
There is a strong feeling in the football world that the Gunners, or more specifically the top brass at the club, are worried about replacing the Frenchman after so many years because he has built the club around himself and there is a fear that Arsenal would suffer in the same way that Man United did after Fergie stepped down.
Along with this could be the concern about getting the right manager to take over. There were a lot of rumours about the Juventus boss Allegri but he signed an extension with the Serie A champions and who can blame him? His fellow Italian Conte did well in his first Premier League season as we know but that was remarkable and perhaps the Arsenal board would prefer a man with EPL experience.
So the fact that Carlo Ancelotti has just been sacked by Bayern Munich certainly throws up some interesting questions, especially if he is keen on the Arsenal job as a Metro report has claimed. Apparently the former Chelsea manager is happy to wait for his next job but also that he would take over from Wenger right now if asked.
I think it would be remiss of Arsenal not to consider him as well, and maybe we already are because The Mirror reports Wenger alluding to the possibility of being replaced. At the minute things are looking better for Arsenal on the pitch but it would not take much to get the fans grumbling again, so could Wenger be ready to step aside and let Ancelotti take over if that happens?