Arsenal coach Arsène Wenger is still clinging to his coaching stance, but the criticism of the French has reached a new dimension after the 3-0 defeat in the League Cup final against ManCity. A farewell at the end of the season no longer seems impossible. Successors are already traded diligently.
Whether former players, TV experts, celebrity fans or the media: On the island, once again everyone shot at Arsene Wenger. The poor performance of the Gunners in the League Cup final against Pep Guardiola and Manchester City has once again put the Frenchman in the crossfire of criticism.
“Arsenal would lie to itself if the rule of Arsène Wenger in the next season is likely to continue,” wrote, inter alia, the “Telegraph”. Ex-Arsenal player Ian Wright agreed, saying, “There’s no reason why he should stay out of the season in my eyes, and this mediocre development must stop.”
Wright believes Wenger has “softened” the team in recent years. The way back to the top will take “a few years,” the former professional convinced. The fact that the Gunners will follow this path with Arsène Wenger is now unlikely.
Löw and Tuchel on the candidate list?
English media are already speculating diligently on the succession of the French, who still has a contract in London until the summer of 2019. In addition to Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim and Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers are also two Germans on the candidate list: Joachim Loew and Thomas Tuchel.
While a commitment by Löw will remain rather wishful thinking of some Arsenal fans, Tuchel is certainly a realistic option. The former Dortmund coach has been without a job since the summer of 2017, but will probably have some attractive offers. Whether or not an offer from the Gunners is part of this is not known.
That the 44-year-old was spotted on Monday after information from sport.de in the plane to London, is probably a coincidence. If the fans spy on the ex-Bundesliga coach around the Emirates, they would be anything but unhappy.