James Corden becomes Arsenal manager for a day

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Arsene Wenger has now been at Arsenal for 20 years and turns 67 next month so it’s only normal that the Gunners will be on the lookout for potential replacements.

As things stand, Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe is the current favourite to replace the Frenchman, followed by Joachim Low, Diego Simeone, Roberto Mancini and Dennis Bergkamp.

But is there a chance that Arsenal will spring a major surprise by appointing someone from left field? How does the sound of James Corden becoming your next manager sound, Arsenal fans?

The British actor, who now presents The Late Late Show in the United States, showcased his coaching credentials by taking charge of the Gunners for a day in pre-season.

Corden put Arsenal’s stars - including Theo Walcott, Hector Bellerin and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - through their paces with a number of somewhat unusual training ground drills. (Scroll down to watch the video).

Video: James Corden becomes Arsenal boss for a day

Arsenal stars were not impressed

However, if the Arsenal board take on the players’ views, it’s safe to assume Corden won’t be getting the job on a permanent basis.

Jack Wilshere, now with Bournemouth of course, said: “He’s terrible, he’s the worst coach I’ve ever worked with. He basically hasn’t got a clue.”

Bellerin, meanwhile, added: “I think he should stick to singing in a car instead of trying to coach us how to play football.

“I think I’m never going to get this hour back in my life. Totally wasted.”

Hardly a glowing reference there - sorry, James.

Arsenal fans: would you rather have Arsene Wenger or James Corden in charge next season? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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