Arsenal should bring Arsene Wenger back according to Charlie Nicholas.
Charlie Nicholas is not slow in giving his opinion on Arsenal and his latest comments will have people sitting up in surprise.
The former Gunner reckons Arsenal should bring Arsene Wenger back as technical director to help out Unai Emery.
Emery led Arsenal to the final of the Europa League last season and they fell just short of finishing inside the top four. However, this campaign hasn’t built on those achievements like most fans expected.
They are now a team that can’t keep a clean sheet, neither can they create enough chances to trouble their opponents.
Nicholas believes it is mad to have Wenger doing TV punditry and touted for the Bayern Munich job when his footballing brain could assist Arsenal.
Writing in his Sky Sports column the former Scotland international made his strange suggestion.
“I suggested on Soccer Saturday that if you want to overlord the process, I would go in for Wenger and get him on the board or get him in as the technical director. Why let him talk to Bayern Munich and float about on TV when you can have that brain, fabric and understanding at the club right. He could work with an experienced manager to get it right. He can also improve the decision making. Why did Arsenal miss out on Gary Cahill, for example?”
“Wenger couldn’t sort his own problems, but he could help Emery in certain ways. I was always teased about the hierarchy not being right, but we have around four guys arguing over transfers. Is Edu the one who says these are the players Arsenal are getting? Is he in strong communication with Emery?”
I am not sure that suggestion will go down too well with a large section of the fan base. Personally, I think it is worthy of discussion, however, I will admit that it is fraught with risk.
You would have two managers working together that a section of the fan base has abused relentlessly. Can you imagine how they would react? They would be apopletctic.