Arsenal Planning Wenger Replacement

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger may finally be leaving the Emirates after the end of next season as his current contract as the North-London club manager runs out in 2017 and Arsenal fans are torn between if the French manager should stay or if he should just leave the Emirates.

Arsenal are reportedly ready to try and lure Arsenal Legend Patrick Vieira back to the Emirates stadium by offering him the chance to understudy Arsene Wenger and be in line to succeed him when he finally left.

The former Gunners captain has been with Manchester City as a coach and is highly regarded at the Etihad but it is clear that Manchester City certainly have no plans to move Patrick Vieira into the first-team set-up.

However, Manchester City have their sights set on Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola to take over from current manager Manuel Pellegrinni especially with Guardiola’s contract almost over and him not ready to renew at the Allianz Arena.

Guardiola is young and will therefore be at the Etihad for a long time and Vieira might just never get the chance at first-team coach with that.  Therefore, Vieira may eventually have to look elsewhere to take his first steps into senior management.

Arsenal’s board have sensed this opportunity and are ready to make the World Cup winner an offer he cannot refuse so as to bring him back to North London.

They may have taken inspiration from the line of succession currently being used by Manchester United at Old Trafford. Ryan Giggs is learning the management role from current manager, Louis van Gaal and is believed to be the favourite to succeed the Dutchman when his contract expires in 2017.

Guardiola would be preferred at the Emirates by a large number of Arsenal fans, but the Spanish manager has decided not to renew his contract with Bayern Munich and looks like he wants to take charge of a Premier League club next summer when Wenger will still have one-year remaining on his contract.

If Vieira agrees to this move, it might turn out to be a good thing for Arsenal after all.

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