Everyone agrees that Ivan Gazidis has assembled a top class management team at Arsenal to take the pressure of transfers and contracts off the new manager that comes in to replace Wenger, and according to Mikel Arteta’s old Everton team-mate Tim Cahill, Mikel Arteta could be the right man for the job if he can only get the right coaching team to assist in the day-to-day training of the players.
“The best thing for him is, he is out there learning his trade,” Cahill said. “He’s out there putting in the hours that count. But he is taking it so seriously within himself and he’s got great pride, understanding of the game, the tactics and knowledge.
“When you talk about Mikel coming into a club like Arsenal, who he has already been a part of, already knows the background, already knows what it is all about, he is not someone you would not put in the frame.
“The piece of the puzzle comes with what the coaching team is going to be. And that is pretty much the secret to most successful managers around the world.
“Can he do it? I’d never say ‘no he can’t do it’, but if the opportunity arises then it is definitely something as an individual he has to look at because he has earned that right.”
There are still a couple of ex-Arsenal coaches in place after Wenger left, as he said: “I left a lot of experience, people who were with me like Steve Bould and Jens Lehmann.”
So if Arteta got a couple more top men in to help inspire the team, would you all be willing to give Arteta more of a chance to succeed?