Five things Arsenal must learn from Man United’s post-Fergie saga
Arsenal, whether this summer or in the near future, are going to have to do something they have not done in over two decades: appoint a new manager.
This is something that many clubs are accustomed to, yet Arsenal have little idea of how to go about such a process, thanks to the longevity of Arsene Wenger, who has guided the club through financial strain with unrivalled consistency.
Managers do not last as long as Wenger in the modern game. Rightly or wrongly, clubs are willing to hire and fire quickly, with short-term gain far more valuable than long-term planning. Arsenal may not want to change their philosophy in that sense, but they must be wary of a changing sport.
The only other time English football has seen the end of a dynasty like this was when Sir Alex Ferguson retired. Manchester United messed up the post-Fergie step at Old Trafford, which leaves Arsenal with plenty to learn from their mistakes…