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If Arsene Wenger leaves Arsenal, who should replace him at the Emirates?

Arsene Wenger has again come under the spotlight following the 2-1 defeat to Watford at vicarage road.

Wenger’s men have now slipped to 6th in the table and 9 points off the top having suffered 3 defeats in their opening 8 matches , the latest defeat turning up the heat on the Frenchman.

But who should replace the 67 year old at the Emirates?

John Cross – “Arsenal need a coach with a proven record like Leonardo Jardim. Arsenal need a coach with Champions League experience, an attacking philosophy and a proven track record.

I felt Wenger should have gone last summer and to continue for two more years will push them further behind”


Andy Dunn – Gunners should go all out for Simeone

“The chances of getting him are slim and none but if Arsenal and Arsene Wenger decide their long marriage is over, Stan Kroenke should instruct his people to go all-out for Diego Simeone.

Simeone has recently renewed his commitment to Atletico Madrid and there are very few reasons why he would leave but Arsenal should at least test his resolve when they are looking for a successor to Wenger.

The job he has done at Atletico has been magnificent and he is just the type of character to get rid of the torpor that seems to have enveloped the Emirates”


Jake Polden – Wenger’s archaic approach is holding them back

“Arsene Wenger was once at the forefront of modern football. The Frenchman revolutionised the Premier League in so many ways, but time has moved on. His now seemingly archaic approach to the game is holding Arsenal back, and who better to freshen things up at the Emirates than Thomas Tuchel?

Currently out of a job, the young German is strikingly similar to Jurgen Klopp in the way he sets up his teams, and has previously admitted he keeps a very close eye on Pep Guardiola – two managers you’d expect Arsenal fans to leap at the chance of naming their own.

Following a relatively disappointing final season under Klopp, in which Dortmund finished seventh, the Bundesliga giants bounced back in spectacular style in Tuchel’s first year in charge. They secured second-spot and recorded a league-high 82 goals for the campaign. They also reached the final of the DFB Cup.

But it’s not just his exciting, attacking football that will capture the attention of Arsenal fans. Like Wenger, the German focuses on youth and oversaw the development of both Christian Pulisic and Julian Weigl while at Dortmund.

But Arsenal will have to move quickly if they want to secure Tuchel. Bayern Munich are already sniffing around the manager as a potential permanent replacement for Carlo Ancelotti”