Former Arsenal Captain Could Take Over From Wenger

Wenger hasn’t decided whether or not to stay on as Arsenal manager beyond this season. He might have agreed a new deal in principle but he hasn’t signed the dotted lines which means it is still subject to change. According to the Sunday people, teams have already started wooing Wenger so as to stand a chance should he decide to quit Arsenal in the summer. one of such teams is Wenger’s homeland, France. According to them, Les Bleus want to replace former captain Didier Deschamps who is their current manager after the World Cup and would like the Arsenal boss to be the man to lead them into the 2016 Euros which would be hosted by the French.

Arsene Wenger has always harboured the ambition of managing France national team and this might just be a perfect opportunity for him to realise that lofty ambition. Also, should Wenger decide his time in Arsenal’s dugout is up, the Arsenal hierarchy might offer him a way out by making him football director while his former protégée and captain Patrick Viera takes up the mantle as Arsenal boss. The former French midfielder has been a revelation in the dug out as Manchester City’s U-21 boss and though City would loathe loosing such a talented managerial prospect but the prospect of succeeding Arsene Wenger at Arsenal could prove too big a temptation to turn down.

Viera might show promise managing the U-21 of City but is that good enough reason to thrown him into Wenger’s big shoes? Well, with Viera, Arsenal could hit a goldmine and land the next Pep Guardiola or hit a snag should he fail.