Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Arsenal a threat to hire NYCFC's manager after Wenger's exit

Arsenal a threat to hire NYCFC's manager after Wenger's exit

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger announced on Friday that he will step down from his role at the Premier League club at the end of the season after nearly 22 years at the helm.

Other ex-Arsenal players also expressed their gratitude to Wenger on social media. "And now that process begins".

"So for me, you need someone with that sort of stature to go into Arsenal and say: 'Right, I want X, Y, and Z, otherwise I'm not coming'". This club has to rise to the challenge.

Claude from supporters' YouTube channel Arsenal Fan TV is also one of those overjoyed at the news Arsene Wenger is stepping down.

"We need to be open-minded and also courageous in the decision". It's down to us now to end your era right.

"His record of Champions League qualifications combined with his domestic competition success stands Arsene alongside the greats of English club football management", LMA Chief Executive Richard Bevan added.

A purveyor of exciting, attacking football, Tuchel certainly fits the bill of Arsenal manager stylistically and his trust in youth and a willingness to play daring football will make him an interesting proposition.

"Our academy teams are doing extremely well".

Wenger was seen as a trailblazer for foreign coaches and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he was "always a big role model".

"When Arsene was appointed, he was not on everyone's radar".

"I am really happy for Arsene Wenger", he told United's official website.

"Someone who plays exciting and progressive football".

"Just seen the news about Arsene stepping down at the end of the season".

He has always been touted as a possible replacement for Wenger and reports have even claimed he has held informal talks over the role.

As per The Independent, Wenger has not necessarily retired.

With a new manager, will there be the same acceptance of having an ageing centre-half who has maybe one or two more years left in him and whose performances are not as good as they used to be captain the team and anchor the defence?

"What he gave to Arsenal even in the period without Premier Leagues, all the transition of the club from (Highbury) stadium to (Emirates) stadium, everything he did".

Majority owner Stan Kroenke said "This is one of the most hard days we have ever had in all our years in sport".

Wenger has been at the helm of the Gunners for 22 years and his first decade in charge of the London club saw him vying for English football supremacy with a Manchester United side under the control of Ferguson.

"I'm pretty sure that we as a club will show Mr. Wenger the respect that he deserves". It turned out to be one of the smartest pieces of business Wenger ever did, with Campbell establishing himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League during his time at Arsenal.

Arsenal's majority shareholder, American billionaire Stan Kroenke, owns the L.A. Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rapids.

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