boring and predictable football. He has failed to guide the Gunners, a club considered to be at the same level with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea to a single League title for 13 years now.
The 1-0 defeat on Saturday against Stoke City has increased the pressure. Fans and former players want Arsene Wenger to carry the cross and resign.
Now let us take a look at several candidates who can take over from the French man;
5. Thierry Henry
Former Arsenal Captain Thierry Henry, who holds the record for the all-time best scorer in the club history, recently completed his coaching badges. He is currently working as a pundit with Sky Sports.
His statue outside the Emirates Stadium perhaps underlines the success he enjoyed at the club. He, therefore, is an easy choice for the board. He won the Champions League and La Liga with Barcelona to add to his Premier League and FA Cup success. A chance to manage Arsenal would certainly excite him.
4. Ronald Koeman- Everton
Everton boss Ronald Koeman has recently been linked with his former Club Barcelona. He captained the Catalan giants in 1992 when they lifted the Champions League under Johan Cruyff. He also lifted La Liga and Kings Cup among other accolades. He is doing a great job at Goodison Park. He also did a wonderful job at Southampton despite losing all the best players to Liverpool and Manchester United.
3. Patrick Vieira
Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira who currently coaches Manchester City sister club in Major League Soccer New York City FC is a natural successor to Arsene Wenger at Emirates. He already has a sizeable experience having coached City reserves for a couple of years before he was promoted to first team management with the MLS team.
Having skippered the Gunners team that enjoyed the most successful spell in the club history, Vieira knows everything at the Club inside out. He knows what is needed to improve the team and he will also understand the expectation of the fans. Give him the job and money and let us see what he can do.
2. Diego Simeone- Atletico Madrid
In 2016 there were reports in Spain saying Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has reportedly decided to activate a release clause in his contract that allows him to terminate his contract at any time. According to close sources, he has notified the club that this will be his final season at Vicente Calderon.
Arsenal needs a manager of his caliber to turn around the clubs fortune and if it’s true the Argentine wants to quit next summer, the Gunners board should bring him at Emirates. He did the impossible in 2013 when he beat Real Madrid and Barcelona to win La Liga title and Kings Cup. He has also done what Wenger has failed by leading his team to two Champions League finals in three years.
Champions League winner with AC Milan as a player and Barcelona as a coach, Frank Rijkaard is simply the best candidate to take Arsenal to the next level. He took over at Camp Nou in a time when the team was so horrible that they had won not won a trophy in 3 years. He transformed the team to become a formidable side in two years. He won La Liga in two consecutive seasons and even thrashed Arsenal in 2006 Champions League final.
He is the man credited with laying the foundation of the team that went on to become a force in Europe under his successor Pep Guardiola. He is 53-year-old, a perfect age to take over the Gunners.