Currently the longest serving manager in the Premier League, Arsene Wenger has failed to dominate the League despite knowing the nitty gritty of English football more than any of the managers.
Same manager that led Arsenal to three Premier League titles, same manager that won the FA Cup trophy six times, same manager that led the Gunners to 49 unbeaten runs in the League and played in the final of 2005 Champions League, same Arsene Wenger who was the London Hero has turned himself to a villain who is nailing his own coffin.
The Gunners have been in a catastrophic form since the start of the second half of this season. The highlight of this half are losses to Watford, West Brom, Crystal Palace and an embarrassing 10-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Opinions are really divided over Wenger’s stewardship and but majority of fans and pundits have called for his resignation.
Former Gunners star Mikael Silvestre has learnt his voice to the debate and he wants Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim to take over from Wenger, per reports. Wenger is a just a few months away from the end of his contract and a shake up in the management of the club looms.
Several names like Eddie Howee, Massimiliano Allegri and Diego Simeone have been thrown into the fray as possible replacement for Wenger but Jardim would be an unpopular choice contrary to the opinion of Silvestre.
‘I think the real question and concern is what is next and how do you handle the transition? If he goes, who stays behind from the staff?’ Silvestre told Soccer AM.
‘It is really important to keep the staff involved. He has got a major legacy and you do not want to throw everything in the bin.
‘You should look at someone who practices attacking football, like a Leonardo Jardim at Monaco.
‘I would not fancy Diego Simeone to come and play a tight two lines in front of the goalkeeper.
“The Arsenal way of playing is attacking football, so you want to keep that.’
Jardim is responsible for the current resurgence of Monaco this season. They sit on top of Ligue One table with three more points than Paris Saint Germain with a game in hand. The Stade Louis II outfit are also in the semi-final of the Champions League.