Thierry Henry has now been lined up to replace Arsene Wenger at the managerial hotseat, according to leading French journalist.
Wenger’s future has constantly been in the spotlight after enduring a disappointing few weeks for the Gunners which has forced their season yet again in tatters.
And now a top French journalist Karim Nedjari, who works for L’Equipe and other news outlets, claims Henry will take over from Wenger very soon.
According to Le Sport 10, Nedjari said an agreement is already in place with the former Arsenal star “preparing to put on his track suit”.
“One day Henry will replace Wenger,” he said.
“His philosophy and ruthless mentality make him the boss. He will leave his comfortable chair [as a pundit] and put on his track suit.”
Nedjari is the same man who has broken several Arsenal stories in the past and can be regarded a valid source for the information.
The Gunners seems all but certain to miss out on the Premier League crown once again despite this season being one of their best chances in recent years.
Yesterday there were reports claiming that Wenger could be sacked if Arsenal lose to Hull City on Tuesday in a FA Cup replay after their 2-2 draw with Tottenham.
It now leaves serious question marks over Arsene Wenger and his future at the Emirates. Is he still the right person to lead Arsenal? Many fans actually not interested to discuss it, and while he is still clearly a good manager, his failures are loud and clear to see and are to some extent harming the club.
Critics say, Wenger just doesn’t want to learn from his past mistakes; it may be sticking with rubbish players, not buying a holding midfielder or even tactical errors. It always looks to be somebody else’s fault and he is far too stubborn to confess he did not get it right and has the knack to prove doubters wrong.
Sometimes players need to be shaken up and told they are making mistakes and letting the team down in the process.
But surprisingly even after heavy defeats Wenger would not slam the players and gives deluded quotes claiming they ‘gave everything’ and uses carzy phrases like ‘we played with the handbrake on’. But why? Just try to be honest about bad performances. The fans find it hard to take when it seems like he is actually letting the players get away with not being bothered and it has gone on too long.
This summer window will see some superstar manager’s rock up at Man United, Man City and Chelsea; while Liverpool will spend huge with Jurgen Klopp.
It’s is going to be some serious scrap for top transfers and matches will be much more tactical and harder to win than ever. Things are going to get really difficult.
Arsenal should be sitting pretty, having the largest cash reserves in modern football, but Wenger always refuses to spend and the club risk being left behind.