After 22 years at the helm at Arsenal, the Gunners are now ready to let Arsene Wenger go at the end of the season according to reports.
The FA Cup has been the Wenger’s saviour in recent times as we have won three of the last four but we were knocked out of the competition this season in the third round by Nottingham Forest meaning our only chance of silverware is now the Europa League. Even the league title is already mathematically impossible and when you consider its only March, this isn’t good enough from Wenger or his players.
The last four successive defeats which include back to back losses to Manchester City including the humiliating defeat in the League Cup final have all added to the calls to end Wenger’s time at The Emirates Stadium.
The Daily Mail is reporting that a list of four possible candidates have been drawn up and Wenger’s replacement is expected to be from these four, with Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers, Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim, Germany manager Joachim Low, and former Gunner Mikel Arteta all in line as possible replacements.
According to ESPN, Low has an edge over others but he remains under contract with Germany national team till 2020, however he might be tempted to end his 12-year reign with the national team after the World Cup in Russia later this year and take on the coveted role at Arsenal.
Low’s 12 years exploits with Die Mannschaft have been a success, he’s not failed to reach at least a semi-final in his time in the job and he guided them to the World Cup in 2014 and the Confederation Cup last year.
The only concern is that he hasn’t been in club management since 2004 when he left Austria Vienna, but with a CV like Low’s, and the opportunity to link up with Per Mertesacker, Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Ozil at club level, he will no doubt relish the chance to return to club football once again.