MIKAEL SILVESTRE is hoping to see Leonardo Jardim in charge of Arsenal, should Arsene Wenger leave at the end of the season.
The Gunners boss, 67, has been under increasing pressure at the Emirates this term, with a series of high-profile protests taking place as the team have struggled.
Now former Arsenal defender Silvestre – who spent two seasons playing under Wenger – is looking to the future saying Monaco boss Jardim should be the man to come in.
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Speaking on Soccer AM, Silvestre said it would be awful for the club to undertake a massive overhaul of the staff should Wenger leave, either now or in the future.
He said: “He [Wenger] will only be the one who decides when he wants to go.
“I think the real question and concern is what is next and how do you handle the transition?
“If he goes, who stays behind from the staff? It is really important to keep the staff involved.
“He has got a major legacy and you do not want to throw everything in the bin.”
Silvestre – who also played for Manchester United in his Premier League days – then went on to say he believes Arsenal should consider Jardim on Wenger has left north London.
He said: “You should look at someone who practices attacking football, like a Leonardo Jardim at Monaco.
“I would not fancy Diego Simeone to come and play a tight two lines in front of the goalkeeper.
“The Arsenal way of playing is attacking football, so you want to keep that.”