There have been thousands of rumours regarding who the new Arsenal manager is going to be, but now it has been revealed to us by a man who has known Wenger for 14 years and has seen him every day this season; the one and only Gunners legend Robert Pires….
He was asked by BT Sport if thought that Max Allegri would be capable of doing a good job with Arsenal, and he said: “Yes, of course Allegri could be a success,”
“I have seen the shortlist: Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti, Mikel Arteta – why not? I think all of them could manage Arsenal.
“There’s maybe a small advantage for Allegri and Ancelotti as they both have a lot of experience in Italy, Germany and England.”
But then he gave his opinion on one of his old team-mates, Patrick Vieira, who played beside him in the famous Invincibles. “With Vieira – and this is only my opinion – yes. Not just because he’s my friend. Forget this.
“He’s doing very well with New York City, and he told me the job is very hard and difficult.
“However, he has a very good profile to replace Arsene Wenger, because he knows football, he knows the Premier League and of course, he knows Arsenal.
“So that’s why I say yes, Patrick Vieira is ready to manage Arsenal.”
But surely if Pires has seen the shortlist he knows that Vieira isn’t on it, and to be honest I’d much rather have one of the other three. Would you prefer Vieira in front of Allegri or Ancelotti?