Arsenal Set To Hire Wenger’s National Compatriot As Manager - The12thMan

Arsenal Set To Hire Wenger’s National Compatriot As Manager

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Gunners’ legend Patrick Viera is the most genuine contender to replace the current Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger at the club.

It’s been 22 years since Arsene Wenger took the Arsenal job and he has delivered the North London club some great times but the club faithful is keen on setting him free at the end of the season. The 68-year-old took over the reins at Arsenal back in 1996 but ever since signing his two-year contract extension last season, the Arsenal fans want him to leave by the end of this term and hire a new manager in order to take the club forward.

Arsenal Patrick Vieira

Wenger has come under heavy criticism from pundits and fans in the recent past and there are rumors of the Frenchman stepping down by just staying for one year on the two-year deal. Arsenal currently sits sixth in the Premier League table and is likely to finish out of the top 4 for a second year running, the first time since Wenger took charge of the club. The only hope for any silverware this season is the Europa League, and winning that competition would automatically qualify the Gunners into the UEFA Champions League. However, a difficult semi-final tie against La Liga giants Atletico Madrid awaits.

Viera to Take over Wenger’s Job-

With the frustration and exasperation around Wenger’s future at the Emirates, Arsenal has reportedly lined up former midfield legend Patrick Viera to replace the veteran manager. The 41-year-old spent nine successful years at Arsenal winning three Premier League titles and three FA Cups with the club.

Viera holds a legend status at the club and would be welcomed by the fans; he is currently enjoying a managerial spell at Major League Soccer club New York City FC, taking charge in 2016.

Author’s Take-

I think that Viera’s arrival at Arsenal would give the fans a major buzzing around the Emirates. He is a robust character who loves winning. But questions will be asked about his managerial experience with NYCFC being only the second club he has managed with the Premier League being more competitive than any other league in the world.

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