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Is this man the next Arsenal manager in waiting?

Date: 17th April 2014 at 6:45pm
Written by Christy Malyan

The Arsenal fanbase remain fairly divided on the issue of Arsene Wenger’s immediate future. With the Gunners gaffer’s contract set to expire at the end of the season however, one gets the feeling that if Arsenal fail to end their nine-year silverware drought in the form of this term’s FA Cup, where they face rather ordinary Premier League opposition in Hull City at Wembley, the calls for change will be too almighty to ignore. Regardless, when witnessing from afar the debasing effect Sir Alex Ferguson’s summer retirement has had on Manchester United this season, the Emirates faithful endure a collective fearful shudder when considering what life may be like next season without their 19-year servant in the dugout. Much like the retired Scot, Wenger’s position in North London has become so monolithic and vital to Arsenal’s successes that the club has institutionalised itself around Le Professeur’s image throughout the last decade. The lingering question remains; can the Gunners continue to exist – at least, in a Champions League-qualifying capacity - with the brain severed from the body? But could a solution, a relatively riskless successor, already exist within the realms of the Premier League? Does the English top flight already possess the next Arsenal manager in waiting? And would a move to the Emirates this summer be a year too soon? The manager in question is of course Everton’s Roberto Martinez, a man who some allege is ... Read More

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