Stop Dragan this Out: The Wenger Succession Thread

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  1. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
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    Arsenal FC
    I dunno, but @yossarian needs to.close this thread. There's a bright new future to discuss.
     
  2. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    No. This is the thread to demand Mikel Arteta.
     
  3. Rewinder

    Rewinder Member+

    Jun 24, 2004
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I doubt we have anyone lined up yet. It was just that time of the season to talk about who should be managing the team next season.

    It will be interesting to see who gets brought in. It's probably too early for Arteta or Vieira, and we will face competition for some other managers like Jardim.

    I wouldn't be surprised if we end up with Ancelotti for a year to give us time to make a long-term appointment.
     
  4. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1804 NorthBank, Apr 20, 2018
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    Indeed. But I'll admit I had a different word than jinx in mind, when reflecting on your Wenger predictions over recent months. ;)
     
  5. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Had the same thought/hope. And here's hoping it gets leaked well ahead of June 1. I'm assuming it makes us feel more assured that is! :eek:
     
  6. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah right. He's got 45 mins of head-coaching experience on that glorious day a week or two ago.
     
  7. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Depends on who else is out there. If the person we want long term is someone like an Arteta, makes sense to bring in an experienced caretaker type who can work with a new institutional structure.

    If we're looking at someone whose been around a while, makes sense to bring that person in right now.
     
  8. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
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    May 12, 2010
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    Arsenal FC
    Bielsa! Bielsa!
     
  9. AEAAFC96

    AEAAFC96 Member+

    Mar 27, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh boy! There's an unpredictable character I don't think I'm ready for.

    He's brilliant until something innocuous ticks off him off and he resigns.
     
  10. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
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    May 12, 2010
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    (a slightly resigned) So what? He'll be that throwaway manger between Wenger and the next guy.
     
  11. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    Who ever it is, he'd better be in place before the silly season.
     
  12. KozIsCul

    KozIsCul Member+

    Feb 6, 2005
    Yeah this. The new guy isn't going to manage the rest of the season, but it's going to best for all parties if we know who he is. He can evaluate the players in anticipation of the upcoming window, and more important, the players get a chance to know who's evaluating them.
     
  13. AEAAFC96

    AEAAFC96 Member+

    Mar 27, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you remember his Marseille "run"? Hired, something ticked him off and he resigned two days before the season started!
     
  14. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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    This is a good point. Wenger's successor is going to have a tall order, and things are going to worse before they get better. A caretaker will have to deal with the squad construction issues.
     
  15. cantona94

    cantona94 Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seeing an uptick in reports and mentions that Brendan Rogers is climbing the favorites ranks to replace Arsene....just no, please, no.
     
  16. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
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    Rangers
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I am just so glad he is gone

    He was like that girlfriend that you stick with for months after it turned to shit :D
     
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  17. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    My top 3

    Allegri
    Simeone
    Jardim

    I love the Monaco link with jardim and the Lacey youthful sides he’s created with a mix of experience

    Bring Fabinho with him
     
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  18. maskito

    maskito Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    adding to this, it's a World Cup year (it feels odd saying that since USA isn't in it...), so doing transfer business early tends to pay off before player fees go way out of whack, and since we'll have players who won't be back for pre-season right away. Getting transfers done early is definitely better.
     
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  19. maskito

    maskito Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
  20. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    To add to these stats, if Arsenal manage win the Europa League Cup, they will have won four cups in the last 5 seasons, second only to City with 2 Premier League titles and 3 league cup titles. These cups aren't the premier league titles everyone wants, but they suggest that Arsenal aren't the dysfunctional disaster so many on this thread seem to believe they are.
     
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  21. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    It's not like England or the UK had a long queue of young managerial talent ala Tuchel and Nagelsmann lining up to become Arsenal manager.
     
  22. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
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    May 12, 2010
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    Arsenal FC
    Don't want him either BUT he's good cannon fodder. The next guy most likely won't be successful. Let's get our Moyes and move on before the dust settles.
     
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  23. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
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    May 12, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    You think next manager will be here long term anyway?
     
  24. AEAAFC96

    AEAAFC96 Member+

    Mar 27, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, but certainly more than just a few weeks.
     
  25. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I'm seeing this now as the last, great Wenger transfer negotiation:

    Wenger: I'm not leaving the club before my contract runs out.
    Board: Ok
    W: Not happening.
    B: Ok
    W: If you want me gone you'll have to sack me!
    B: Ok
    W: Otherwise I'm not leaving.
    B: Ok
    B: *leaks lists of potential new managers to journalists*
    W: After much consideration, I will be leaving this year of my own accord.

    :D:D:D After 70+ pages of this thread, it's finally over. I'm really excited for the next chapter. But I can't help but spare a thought for this idiosyncratic and iconoclastic man who we've all felt such a strange connection to for varying degrees of time. I have deep admiration and respect for him. I only wish he could have had the self-awareness and wherewithal to get out when the time was right. Bon voyage, professeur.
     
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