Ex-England goalkeeper tips Arsenal legend to succeed Sarri at Chelsea

Oli Fisher

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman believes Arsene Wenger would do a good job at Chelsea if he took over from Maurizio Sarri.

A report on Tuesday claimed Sarri is set to continue as the Blues’ head coach for now, but forthcoming fixtures could determine his fate.

That comes after humiliating losses to Bournemouth and Manchester City, followed by the reaction of the fans during Monday’s FA Cup exit to Manchester United.

And Seaman thinks if Sarri does depart Stamford Bridge then Wenger, who managed Arsenal for well over two decades, would be the perfect replacement.

“Arsene always said he wouldn’t come back to the Premier League because of his love for Arsenal, that he wouldn’t feel right competing against Arsenal.

“But obviously time’s a healer and he could think, ‘I want to go back there and prove a few people wrong’.

“For me, Arsene got a lot of criticism that wasn’t deserved over his last few years at Arsenal.

“It looks like there could be a vacancy at Chelsea quite soon, depending on their next three games which are three big games for Chelsea.

“He’d be great there, I think. He’d be great anywhere, he’s a fantastic manager.

“I would love to see him back, but I don’t think it would happen.”


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