Some Arsenal fans make it clear who should become the club’s next chairman

Former Arsenal chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, stepped down from his position as the club’s chairman yesterday. The club released a statement and the 80-year-old thanked the club for the opportunity to have served them.

The statement also made it clear that the Gunners have no plans to name a replacement at this moment in time.

However, a few Arsenal fans don’t think that is the right way to go, and they have urged the club to bring back one of their favourites.

Some of the club’s fans have asked the Gunners to bring back Arsene Wenger as their new chairman.

The Frenchman was Arsenal’s manager for more than 20 years before he left his position in 2018.

Although he struggled in the latter years of his leadership, he helped Arsenal win their last Premier League title among numerous other trophies.

A Tweet asking Arsenal fans if they would have Wenger back was posted online and some of the responses, as quoted by the Sun were:

“I would even take him as a player.”

Another posted: “That shouldn’t be a question. We need him there at our club.”

A fellow supporter wrote: “He’s got the eye to spot crazy talented youngsters, he understands the club more than anyone.”

Another reply read: “Hundred percent but he’d never do it.”

Tags Arsene Wenger Sir Chips Keswick

9 Comments

  1. jon fox says:

    In a heart beat he would be my choice. PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN! To have a chairman with honour, passion, wisdom and above all integrity, would be a massive plus. I don’t believe for a moment he would accept, even if asked and he is making a fine contribution where he is now. But if it were remotely possible we would be mad not to try, at the very least.

  2. Uwot? says:

    Double D is the man we need.Ladies & gentlemen I give you Sir David Devin .club or wenger never the same after they shamelessly shipped him out.AFC to the core.

  3. ThirdManJW says:

    Its impossible to give Wenger a role at the club, for now anyway, giving we’re still clearing up the mess he left behind. It would be about as counterproductive as it gets.

    An ambassador role with zero say on the running of the club would be a better solution.

    It’s a very difficult situation, because although Wenger is a legend, he’s a unique legend. Whereas with normal legends, like Ferguson for example, all United fans adore, but with Wenger there is a big split amongst fans. Some love him, and some dislike him. It’s that varied.

    Wenger played a major role in raising the profile of Arsenal, and bringing success once again, but he also played a major role in long periods without success, and eventually taking the club so far backwards that he left it in a far worse state than what he inherited back in 1996.

    1. Phil says:

      TMJW- I can only agree up to a point with what you say. I agree he left the team in a far worst state than the one he inherited, but he raised the profile of the Club to the position it now finds itself. There is a clear difference.
      But in my mind, I wouldn’t have him anywhere near the Club in ANY role whatsoever.. He is long gone as far as I’m concerned, just 6-8 years too late.

      1. ThirdManJW says:

        Phil – I agree that the club’s profile is still bigger now, from what it was in 1996, but then again, so is the profile of most clubs in the EPL given the league’s worldwide popularity.

        Profile wise Wenger still played a major role in improving it. I remember how Arsenal everyone’s second team because of how good we were to watch, which in turn, helped us gain more worldwide fans.

        But the reputation of the club has been damaged by Wenger I would argue. Arsenal were not a laughing stock when Wenger arrived, but we certainly were when he left. It got to the point where people just didn’t take Arsenal seriously anymore.

        In hindsight I wish Wenger had left no later than 2010, for the good of his reputation, and the club’s.

        1. Phil says:

          Couldn’t agree more.

        2. jon fox says:

          TMJW, I also wanted him out as manager many years ago, But Chairman is a totally different matter. It cannot be denied he has world prestige from the wider football community, proved by his appointment to his current position. He still carries weight, authority , human skills aplenty and admiration as a man by many, myself very much included. He would be a perfect and obvious choice as chairman but it has no chance of even being offered . And even if it were, he has moved on now and would not accept.

  4. Top Gunner says:

    Wenger stabilised the situation whe we moved from Highbury to Emirates. A true economist. His problem was obsession with Ozil, Giroud, and Ramsey. But Wenger understand football more than most coaches . He can also bring back i interesting football back

  5. Kenny Rolfe says:

    Wenger played a major role in raising Arsenal’s profile. Shows how much you know about Arsenal’s history. Another Johnny come lately who thinks Arsenal started when Arsene Wenger joined

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