Arsenal legend chooses ‘perfect’ replacement for Wenger

Date published: Sunday 22nd April 2018 7:45 - Joe Williams

Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique would be the “perfect fit” to replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium, according to an Arsenal legend.

The Gunners announced on Friday that the Frenchman had decided to leave the club at the end of the season with his side sixth in the Premier League.

Wenger had come under increasing pressure from some fans and media with Arsenal’s poor performance in the league and cup competitions.

And, with Wenger’s exit now confirmed for the end of the season, former Gunners striker Alan Smith reckons Enrique would be a good choice as his successor.

“They’re not too far away from the top four I don’t think,” Smith said of Arsenal on Sky Sports.”They’re a long way away from fighting for the title as their points deficit over the last 10 years has shown between them and the winners.”But there’s so much potential here.”These managers will be scrambling over hot coals I think to get this job as long as the money’s right.

“For me Luis Enrique would be the perfect fit.

“The word is he wants an awful lot of money, maybe more than Arsenal want to give.

“But I think the style of football that he plays, the fact he’s available, he’s got a great track record, it’s something that would excite these fans.”


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