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SHOCKING STATEMENT: Wenger Admits Pep Guardiola Could Replace Him After Season

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that the three-year blocks apparently favored by Pep Guardiola may be appropriate and suitable to make him a suitable candidate to take charge of the north London club.

Guardiola is set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season after 3 years in charge and in recent times announced that he plans to carry on his career in the English Premier League.

Following his interest to continue his career in England, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester city have been linked to procure the Spaniard’s services.

It is believed that Manchester City are leading the race to secure the 44-year-old signature, but latest comments from Wenger that declared his belief that Guardiola could work at the Emirate as some stage in the future, has thrown a new twist in the transfer saga.

When asked about the possibility of Guardiola arriving at the Emirates, Wenger said (with a wry smile): “I am very pleased that you care about our club and my succession. But it’s not my job to talk about that. Would Pep’s three-year blocks suit Arsenal? Anything is suitable,” Arsenal boss said at a news conference.

While Guardiola has made a habit of his projects to run the course of three years – three times the longevity of most Premier League managers, Wenger has stayed at Arsenal for 20 years.

Every manager has his own way to run and model his career. There’s not only one way as long as they give their best to the club where they are. What I think is most important is that anybody who works for a football club gives full commitment. How long does it last? Nobody knows. I didn’t plan to stay here for 20 years.”

Not considering whomever his eventual successor will be, Wenger explained that: “I can only make sure of one thing, that the guy who comes after me finds the club in a very good position, with very good players and a very good financial situation. I can convince you, I hope that I will do that.”

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