Arsene Wenger has been a loyal servant to Arsenal football club for the last 20 years. His time with the club has seen several highs as well as lows. The Frenchman is still the most successful manager ever at the club.
But this season, Arsenal fans have become disgruntled at the team's performances. A season which looked like their best ever chance to win the Premier League has seen Leicester City come out as the surprise favorites after recent results. The Foxes currently lie eight points ahead of the Gunners with only 9 games to play.
Maybe the 66-year-old has lost his golden touch and it might be time for him to step down in favour of a new face at the club. With that in mind here are five possible candidates who could replace him:
Steve Bould has been Arsenal's right-hand man for the past few seasons. Bould enjoyed success as a player as well for Arsenal and knows what it takes to win trophies. He was also a very good defender in his prime.
Bould knows the club and the players inside out and after working with Wenger and understands the Frenchman’s philosophy and brand of football. So it won’t be hard for him to incorporate the same if he takes over.
An aspect of Arsenal’s game that has been less than impressive over the last few seasons is their defence.On several occasions, we have seen Wenger’s side dominate possession and chances but yet coming out second best because of the defence letting them down.
It seems to a be a familiar tale this season as well with recent games against Swansea and Tottenham showing the defensive frailties of the team. Bould having played as a defender will know hot to plug that gap as well and might bring a much-needed solidarity to that back line.
The 53-year old has also had experience in coaching the youth team and it might be the right time for him to make the step up into senior management