Ian Wright chooses Premier League manager to one day succeed Arsene Wenger

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You could probably count on your fingers how many Arsenal fans wanted Arsene Wenger to stay in March of last season.

There was the contingent that simply wanted his contract to run, the group that bombarded Twitter with #WengerOut and some thought the sack couldn't come sooner.

You can seriously relate with Arsenal supporters, though, with the club seemingly hanging onto the sentiment of a manager who has seriously stagnated in the past decade.

Nevertheless, there few Gooners unimpressed with the FA Cup winning performance against Chelsea and a late season surge after reverting to three at the back.

It seemed to save Wenger's job too with the Frenchman signing a new two-year contract despite Ivan Gazidis admitting that he considered other coaches during the summer.

Surely, though, whether fans like it or not, this will be Wenger's final deal at the Emirates after a gargantuan 21-years at the club.

There is a general feeling that that is exactly the case but for all of the 67-year-old's problems in the job, it's not exactly an easy task to find a replacement. 

Some of the games' finest managers are already taking pride of place in the Premier League and mooted suggestions of the past - Eddie Howe and Ronald Koeman - don't look promising candidates at the moment.


Ian Wright seems to have something of an idea, though.

The BT Sport and BBC pundit is a living legend in north London and endures as the club's second all time top scorer. 

Only recently - as in the case of most Gooners - has Wright's opinion of Wenger as a manger fallen so drastically but the 53-year-old knows a Premier League boss he thinks is good enough to replace him.

Take a look below:

Whatever you say Ian, whatever you say.

Of course, the Arsenal legend is keen to reiterate that he doesn't think Sean Dyche would be approached by the Gunners despite, in his opinion, him being more than qualified.

It goes without saying that Dyche has done a phenomenal job in commanding Burnley to two promotions and now looking to consolidate their status as a Premier League club.

Everton v Burnley - Premier League

Whether he can take on a job like Arsenal, though, is a completely different question. You don't have to analyse on Match of the Day to cite the somewhat differing football philosophies between the teams.

That being said, the lack of realistic alternative won't exactly do Wenger any harm...

Who do you think should replace Arsene Wenger when he leaves Arsenal? Have your say in the comments section below.

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