Arsene Wenger should consider France job if he leaves Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger should finally walk away from Arsenal this summer and end his career with a stint as France manager.

The Gunners boss - whose side were dumped out of the FA Cup and Champions League in the space of a few days - has irked supporters with the side also now struggling to win the Premier League.

And now Wenger should walk away with this head held high, and retire coaching his national team if Didier Deschamps fares poorly at the European Championships this summer.


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Under pressure

With Pep Guardiola heading to Manchester City and Jose Mourinho rumoured to be tickling the fancy of Manchester United, the need for Arsenal to compete has never been greater.

Wenger has steered the club into the Champions League for years, but recent FA Cup triumphs aside has failed to deliver the silverware the supporters crave.

With Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur flying towards a two-way tussle for the league title, it's looking increasingly likely that the Gunners will miss out again.

A chastening European exit to La Liga giants Barcelona also served to highlight how far adrift they remain, and Wenger should walk away with the noise for him to leave increasing by the week.

France manager?

France are expected to end their wait for a first trophy since Euro 2000, with Deschamps lucky to possess global superstars such as Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema amongst his current crop.

However, managers in the past have often paid the price for failing to perform at major tournaments. Raymond Domenech struggled to manage his players at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with Deschamps succeeding Laurent Blanc two years later.

Wenger has always been linked to the job – along with that at Spanish giants Real Madrid – yet has so far never opted to chance his arm at international management.

This summer could be the best time to venture into unknown territory, particularly if they lose out on the European championship in front of an expectant home crowd.

His successor?

Guardiola and Mourinho could complete a Premier League managerial lineup also consisting of Antonio Conte, Rafael Benitez and Jurgen Klopp next season.

Because of that, it means Arsenal would need to act swiftly in appointing a successor with Diego Simeone, Manuel Pellegrini and Brendan Rodgers also rumoured to be tickling the fancy of numerous clubs in the summer.

Wenger should opt to bow out with this head high like Sir Alex Ferguson did at Manchester United. Triumph in the summer could be the only way to salvage his managerial reputation.


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