Ian Wright Makes Unusual Prediction For Arsenal's Next Manager

  • Ian Wright Makes Unusual Prediction For Arsenal's Next Manager

Ian Wright Makes Unusual Prediction For Arsenal's Next Manager

Lauren doesn't believe that Arsenal are capable of winning the Premier League title this season with their current squad.

The two-time title victor, and member of Arsenal's famed class of 2003-04, told the Mirror Football podcast when asked to state the reasons why the Gunners will miss out: "The first is that he [Wenger] doesn't have those seven or eight players who are fighting for him".

It would certainly be a very interesting appointment but despite the fact that Dyche has done brilliantly to get Burnley into the Premier League, and keep them there for a season, you can't imagine Dyche being the right fit to move from the Clarets to the Gunners.

And when asked if he would take Dyche as a replacement for the Frenchman, Wright added: "Yeah".

"Arsene Wenger is an intelligent manager and he has learned the lessons, as have the players who went to Liverpool and played so expansively that they got ripped apart by a team who are not unlike themselves", Pearce said.

"But I don't think they are as far as that".

"Maybe some of these superstars need someone like him to come in and have a go", Adam told BBC Radio 5 Live's the Monday Night Club.

But the Premier League victor put that down to a slim list of candidates for the FA to choose from to succeed current boss Gareth Southgate. He's done his groundwork with relatively smaller teams and got them set up well.

"I don't know what other managers did, but he always emphasised we had to take care of decision making".

Wenger does not think the prospect is a likely one, but believes England's top flight should welcome Scottish sides before any from outside of the United Kingdom, with Celtic and Rangers having previously been tipped to join the competition.

"If he carries on like he is he'll probably be pushed into that role".

"As soon as he took over, [the Arsenal players] were faster, more durable and they never got injured".