Arsenal have been one of the surprising in-form teams this season.

They beat Marseille 2-0 last night to remain three points clear in the toughest Champions league group and are four points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

This could be the season that the Gunners end their current eight year trophy drought and after every win they get this season, the more and more the odds drop in betting shops for them to win the title. 

However, if Arsenal do win the league this year, will Wenger still carry on what he already has given to this prestigious club?

Will he just do what Sir Alex Ferguson did? Win the league then announce his retirement, possibly?

It would be a way that Wenger would want to end his managerial career. It would be better than annoyed and disgruntled Arsenal fans seeing their team just scrape top four once again ahead of Tottenham or Liverpool.

Wenger has been manager of Arsenal since 1996 since joining from Japanese club, Nagoya Grampus Eight. Wenger has managed the Gunners for 975 games. He is the longest reigning manager in the Premier League.

His coaching methods have made him one of the most respected managers in the world. Over the years he has been offered the France job numerous times and has recently been linked with offers from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

But his heart is with Arsenal where he has won three league titles, three FA Cups and an appearance in the Champions League and UEFA Cup finals. 

Wenger has earned his reputation for spotting young talents such as most notably, Cesc Fàbregas, but also, Robin Van Persie, Samir Nasri and now more recently Jack Wilshere, who scored both goals against Marseille last night. 

But will Wenger retire at the end of the season if Arsenal win the league? I think so.

And if he does, who will take over? Who will replace Wenger?

Can anyone replace Wenger? Probably not unless the gunners get Guardiola, but Wenger has created such a legacy for himself at the club and his different coaching techniques of trying to be the apprentices of Barcelona has made him of the most recognisable managers in world football, in footballing history.

He will be sorely missed when he does eventually retire. 

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