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Emmanuel Petit names who he thinks should replace Arsene Wenger

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Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit says he would like to see Diego Simeone handed the managerial reins at the club once Arsene Wenger leaves the Emirates.

Speaking on Soccer AM, Petit said the North London club should do all they can to employ the current Atletico Madrid manager.

He added: “”What he has done for the last five years at Atletico is amazing, given the two top guns in Spain in Real Madrid and Barcelona.

“They are still competing every season with them in La Liga and the Champions League, that is a huge achievement.

“On top of that he has the discipline and vision to how he wants his players to play on the pitch, with high intensity and respect.

“That could be something very good for Arsenal, but only if Arsene leaves.”


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There has been plenty of speculation about Arsene Wenger’s future at the Gunners in recent weeks, and Ian Wright said Wenger told him he believed his time was ‘coming to an end’ on Friday night.

Simeone has been in charge of the club since 2011, and famously broke the stranglehold of Barcelona and Real Madrid on the La Liga title by winning Spain’s top tier in 2014.

He has also taken the club to the Champions League final on two occasions, but were beaten by local rivals Real Madrid on both occasions in 2014 and 2016.

Now that’s form Arsenal fans can get on board with…


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