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Arsenal need to replace Arsene Wenger despite FA Cup success

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Arsene Wenger is undoubtedly one of the best managers in Premier League history, nobody will argue with me there, but do Arsenal need something a bit more current and fresh?

The French tactician has been with the Gunners for nearly twenty years and has achieved so much. The most recent achievement was winning the FA Cup against Aston Villa on Saturday, meaning the Gunners won the trophy for back-to-back seasons.

The biggest and best achievement was when he and his team did what no other team has ever managed to do, win the Premier League and go unbeaten for the entire campaign. 'The Invincibles' were without a doubt the best Arsenal team there has ever been and possibly even the best team ever in the Premier League. 

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Would any of this ever have been possible without the genius of Wenger though? I'm not so sure to be quite frank. He has been the lifeblood of the Gunners since 1996, meaning he has been there for nineteen years.

Arsenal were a good club before Wenger but the club wouldn't be even nearly as big and successful as it is now without Wenger. Without the success he brought, they wouldn't have been good enough for a big takeover meaning that they wouldn't have moved to the Emirates.

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They wouldn't have won the league as many times as they have and wouldn't have qualified for the Champions League every year since 1997, but is it time to move on?

So we've covered how great Wenger is, but is he still as good as he once was?

Many Arsenal fans would say that he isn't but many would say that he is. Arsenal have always played the beautiful game, the style that has been known 'tiki taka' since Barcelona and the Spanish national team made it famous.

Arsenal have been widely regarded as a poor man's Barcelona for a long time and maybe that should change. They need to be winning the league, they need to be winning the Champions League and they need to be doing this on a regular basis. This doesn't happen under Wenger anymore so maybe that signals change. 

Are you Arsenal fans all just happy to bumble along, just qualifying for the Champions League every year and winning the FA Cup every other year? Or do you want more? Do you want to become a superpower of European football like you used to be?

If you do then Arsene Wenger is not your man! He has done so much for this club but now the time has come to move on. There are some phenomenal managers out there at the minute who all have experience of winning leagues, getting to Champions League finals and managing super clubs.

Jurgen Klopp, Carlo Ancelotti and Rafael Benitez are all available at the minute as none of them have clubs. That is something that happens very seldom, you will hardly ever see three managers of the calibre and stature all available at the same time.

Arsenal need to act on this and try and pull one of them in. Klopp would be an amazing fit for Arsenal. He is young, passionate and very clever when it comes to tactics and team selections. He has shown that he likes to stick around at clubs for a while and from Wenger we can see that loyalty is something that Arsenal fans value, so he would be perfect.

If Arsenal do want to progress from a great club to an amazing club then now is the time to act. You never know when an opportunity in terms of the current managerial market may ever happen again. They may regret it if they don't do anything about it! 

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