Arsenal fans back Wenger

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In Arsene, we still trust? That is the question many Arsenal fans have been asking themselves over the past few seasons.

With no trophies in seven years, the north London club are starting to fade from the force they once were, with the likes of Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira and Marc Overmars slipping the mind.

Current manager Arsene Wenger has incorporated his own philosophy during his reign at the Emirates, developing young talent and tending to hold back on the transfer front.

However, with rival clubs such as Chelsea and more recently Manchester City splashing the cash, Arsenal fans seemed to become frustrated with the Frenchman.

GMF posed the question to Arsenal fans in a poll asking: ‘Who do you want to be Arsenal manager at the start of the 2012/13 Premier league season?’

With over 14,000 participants, Gunners fans did however come to the conclusion that Wenger is still the right man for the job.

In fact, 62% of fans wished for the 62-year-old to lead the current side next season, indicating he still is the right man to challenge for silverware.

Current Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola came second in the poll with 19% of votes; this after the Spaniard has been heavily linked with the job at the end of the current season.

Club legend Dennis Bergkamp also tallied up numerous votes, with 10% of the overall vote going to the Dutchman.

Bergkamp, who is currently assistant manager to Frank De Boer at Ajax, is thought to welcome a return to North London, but with little managerial experience it seems the 42-year-old is not the number one option.

7% of the total was issued to former Chelsea and current Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho after he indicated he would relish a chance to finish his career in England, where he generated legendary status in west London with back-to-back titles at Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger's desired successor, Dragan Stojkovic, only accumulated for 0.5% of votes with fans potentially looking for a change of managerial style.

Wenger did come out suggesting Stojkovic is the ideal man for the job.

He said: "There are a hundred reasons for that. His football philosophy is almost identical to mine. Our ideas are the same and we both strive for perfect football.

"I knew he was going to have his teams playing attacking football with many passes. He has done that, showing he will be a great coach."

He proves to not be the man, according to fans, along with former centre half Steve Bould, who also only received 0.5% of the overall poll.

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