I have always said and will continue to say that I am a big fan of Arsene Wenger and I would like him to remain as long as he likes at Arsenal. However, what if Wenger was to suddenly wake up tomorrow and hand in his resignation? Would Arsenal sink or swim immediately? Of course some would say we would be better off without him and others would be mad to see him go but the question is how long would the club take to recover?
If one is to analyze the squad as it is now, Arsenal has a formidable squad attacking wise. Infact the squad is so strong, it could afford to leave the likes of Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott on the bench against Stoke City and still enjoy a comfortable win. Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere were of course injured. Contrast that with the squad David Moyes took over from Sir Alex at Manchester United; they might have just won the Premier League but that only showed how awful the rest of the league was at the time. The manager who will take over the reins at Arsenal will have a field day with the squad he has inherited.
Granted he will have to buy a few defensive players but that is more of tweaking than a massive overhaul…although some might disagree.
There is of course the issue of confidence. They only reason Arsenal has been able to buy the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez is due to the direct influence of Arsene Wenger. Aaron Ramsey has spoken of his decision to join Arsenal over Manchester United was because of Wenger. The new manager will have a problem convincing the players to stay and avoiding a mass exodus.
Then there is the issue of the manager who takes over… a tried and tested manager or an upcoming hot shot. Obviously, it is still a massive gamble as a once consistent Jurgen Klopp has struggled to replicate the success he previously enjoyed at Dortmund. Better the Devil you know…you know the rest!