Arsenal has been synonymous with Arsene Wenger for years now and it’s hard to see him managing anyone else. When asked about whether he’d be open to taking the top job with France in the future though, he didn’t rule out the possibility of making the switch, as reported by beIN Sports (via the Metro).
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Many Arsenal fans are calling for the manager’s head at the moment, feeling that the Frenchman has outstayed his welcome at the club. It’s been two decades since his arrival, and obviously the second decade hasn’t yielded nearly as much success as the first.
Wenger admits that he hasn’t been thinking too much about the future and where he might be in the next year or two, but suggests that becoming an international manager is far from out of the question.
“I am getting a bit old now to make long-term plans!,” he told beIN Sports.
“For the moment I am a club manager, we shall see what happens.”
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While plenty of fans are still behind the manager, it’s hard to deny that change is needed. It does look like things are moving in the right direction with some early transfer business this summer, but that needs to continue if the fans are to be convinced he’s still right for the job.
All that said though, we need to be careful who we replace him with. It’s very easy to say have the whole ‘the grass is always greener‘ view of things while Wenger is in charge, but if we bring the wrong manager to the club and things don’t work out the way everyone wants, the tune might change a little.
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How many fans would be wishing they weren’t so harsh on Wenger if a new manager came in and dragged us down into the Europa League and out of contention for both the title and the Champions League spots?