Arsenal legend makes stunning Premier League claim on Man United linked Wenger
Gunners legend Robert Pires has claimed former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could manage in the Premier League from January 1st, with Manchester United linked.
After 22-years of services, ten trophies, a new stadium and financial security, Wenger decided to leave Arsenal at the end of last summer after fans literally fell out of love with his inability to challenge for the Premier League title and Champions League crown, with some even boycotting home games in a bid to get him to leave the club.
So the Frenchman decided to take some time away from the game, refresh and weigh up his options and has decided to return to management in the new year, with a whole host of top clubs reportedly interested in giving him a job.
But one rumour which has surfaced is that of him replacing Jose Mourinho at United, as the special one has lost the backing of his players and the hierarchy and is just a few results away from getting the sack, especially since he has failed to bring the Premier League title back to the club.
And Pires has admitted that Wenger could make a return back to the Premier League when he returns to football in January, telling Sky Sports: “I hope he will find a new project. A new challenge, I don’t know where. Maybe in the UK, maybe in France. Football needs people like Arsene Wenger.
“He’s a great manager, he knows everything about football. He’s in love with football, he’s very passionate. So, I don’t know what will happen in a couple of weeks for Arsene Wenger but I want to see Arsene Wenger back on the bench.”
Could Wenger really take over from Mourinho at United?
Mourinho is a man under real pressure and is results do not go his way over the next few weeks, then United have to make that decision to replace him and bring in a coach that will hep close the gap on City and Liverpool, but is Wenger that man?
The Frenchman built up a legacy at Arsenal that will go down in history, but if it weren’t for a few FA Cup and League cup wins, he would have been sacked years before he decided to leave, with some saying his tactics and style of play were too old fashioned for the Premier League and his stubbornness to change his brand of football cost the club a few more trophies.
Could he join United, yes he could, but it is very unlikely so soon after leaving Arsenal.