In the midst of an awful week for Arsenal, there have been the usual discussions between Arsenal fans about whether they should stick with Wenger. Every Arsenal fan has respect for what Wenger has done as manager of Arsenal, however with the team continuing to make the same errors the blame has to fall on the manager, who has struggled to create a winning mentality and address weaknesses in the squad.
There is no doubt Arsene Wenger can still turn this season around to finish in a respectable league position. Arsenal fans want more than this and would enjoy nothing more than challenging Chelsea for the title. Wenger set the bar so high himself and carried Arsenal to a great position amongst the world’s elite. While leaving the club in great shape in years to come.
Arsene Wenger is a football lover and still has three more seasons at Arsenal; he has no reason to leave. He is healthy, earning good money and won’t be forced out by a club that loves him.
The question of who replaces the Arsenal boss eventually is a question of three years time. Many common names mentioned include Roberto Martinez, Jurgen Klopp and even Pep Guardiola.
As a fan of Arsenal myself, I too have had countless conversations about who is
the right man to replace Wenger. The conversation frightens me slightly and certainly doesn’t excite me that the most legendary manager of Arsenal’s history will have to leave. The three managers mentioned above all have great qualities; Pep Guardiola has won countless trophies and has pedigree. Jurgen Klopp could be fun and will motivate his players to work for a cause. Roberto Martinez will implement a style and has humble qualities that we loved when Wenger first joined.
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Conversations of our next boss continued to disappoint me as a fan, until one name was mentioned. Thierry Henry, the greatest player in the history of the club. Henry has proven leadership qualities and charisma of a top European manager. Match that with his unquestionable love for Arsenal, this could be a perfect match.
When Thierry was asked about the prospect of being Arsenal manager, he said: "The thing is I have so much respect for Arsene, and if it does happen eventually, one day, it is going to have to be after him. I don’t actually want to talk about it right now because he is doing such a great job, but hopefully after him, yes.”
Thierry Henry’s is currently still creating goals for the New York Red Bulls. Where he has demonstrated qualities of a true leader, putting his own name aside to create for teammates in a different role in the latter stages of his career. New York Red Bulls may have developed a managerial instinct in Henry that Arsenal can use in three years time.
Henry has charisma and is a good communicator. When Thierry Henry speaks, it is with intelligence and people are eager to listen. His football knowledge is to a good level and he would have all the fans on board instantly.
Thierry Henry is the only name that makes me accept Wenger leaving Arsenal. This would be as he would understand the morals of the club and it would be highly exciting to have Arsenal’s biggest legend back.
Some Arsenal fans will argue that Henry would damage his reputation, however his playing career will always be phenomenal. This could be something great and be another chapter in the Thierry Henry/Arsenal love story.
Wenger has three more seasons on his contract and I for one expect him to stick to that. This gives Thierry Henry enough time to wrap up his playing career and prepare for the challenge ahead of him.
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