There is little doubt that ex-players have the best intentions when talking about their former clubs in their role as a pundit. It’s just that sometimes they may pick the wrong time to bring up sensitive discussion points, take Ian Wright for example.
The Gunners are going through what can only be described as an extremely poor run of form that has seen them crash out of the FA Cup, lose vital ground in the title race and most recently bowing out of the Champions League.
The last name that most fans would want to hear discussed in terms of a potential successor to Arsene Wenger is Jose Mourinho - a figure of hate among Gunners fans for a long period of time.
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Mourinho has been a constant thorn in Arsenal’s side, not losing to them in the league over his two stints at Chelsea manager. Not only that, but he also took great delight in throwing a number of thorns Arsene Wenger’s way and the club in general.
However, Wright was not afraid to put his thoughts on the line when talking on BT Sport during f the Gunners' second leg defeat to Barcelona.
“Arsenal fans would be up in arms but I love Jose. If he went to Arsenal it would be something that I wouldn’t be against, however I don’t see it happening though,” Wright said.
Mourinho has recently admitted he had offers to return to the management game, but wanted to wait before jumping into a new job. While the Manchester United rumours persist, no deals have been made public while Louis van Gaal remains in charge for the time being.
For Arsenal, though, the question remains: what will happen come the end of the season regarding the tenure of Arsene Wenger? Especially if they continue their shocking run of form.
Will it be enough for the powers-that-be to make the tough call? Loyalty is an admirable trait, but there can also be a thing called blind loyalty. Interesting times lay ahead in north London.
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