Max Allegri: Arsenal talks with potential Wenger replacement 'ongoing'

Apr 14, 2017, 10:36
Max Allegri: Arsenal talks with potential Wenger replacement 'ongoing'

According to the Mirror, the decision on a new contract is close with manager, Arsene Wenger admitting to colleagues he wants to sign a new two-year deal.

Arsenal's season capitulation climaxed on Monday in a 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, the result leaves Arsene Wenger's side in serious danger of missing out on next season's Champions League.

Arsenal's record signing, Ozil joined the club from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 and once again reiterated Wenger was one of the attractions as he said the under-fire Frenchman "deserves respect" for what he has done in almost 21 years in charge.

Wenger, 66, is under huge pressure at the Emirates and Gooners are pleading with the Frenchman to step down at the end of the season. Whoever is at the helm this summer will have a rebuilding job on their hands as replacing Sanchez will be no easy feat and there are far too many mediocre players in the Arsenal team that shouldn't be in that team.

But for the last few years, Wenger has now become the man who football has left behind.

"You can not decide who manages the club, I always said he was the most important factor in me coming here".

At such times, any club, manager and players would want the fans to stick by them.

Arsenal's Francis Cagigao, who is the club's Head of International Recruitment, is being courted by a number of clubs, looking at offering him a more senior position.

The continuity that Overmars would bring during a time that would initiate great change and uncertainty would be vital. But Arsenal fans, have taken their protests against the manager to new levels.

"Now are they very far".

And former Leicester City boss Ranieri has given his verdict on Arsenal current situation under Wenger.

"He will stay. The Arsenal fans are a bit like Manchester United's - they believe they have a right to trophies".