Arsenal legend Ian Wright skeptical about Thiery Henry succeeding Wenger

By Nelson Dafe on February 28, 2018

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Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright isn’t convinced that Arsenal’s former attacker Thiery Henry can successfully replace under fire manager Arsene Wenger at the North London club.

While asserting strongly that Wenger has no case to remain Arsenal manager any longer, given the club’s inability under the Frenchman to challenge for top football honors in recent seasons, Wright is cautious that Henry, who many Arsenal fans want to succeed Wenger, can make an immediate positive impact if he becomes manager of the club after Wenger.

Speaking on Monday after Arsenal suffered an embarrassing 0-3 loss in the Carabao Cup in the hands of high-flying Manchester City, Wright said: “Thierry is the king at our place. But for him to come from being assistant at Belgium to taking over at Arsenal in this current climate, with the changes that need to happen... we are talking about a legend who will have the world of Arsenal – when it is not going right – on his shoulders.

“Arsenal are not in a position where they can go from someone like Arsene Wenger, who we love so much, yet who you mention to some people in the fanbase and their faces screw up. They are so angry. I would not want that to happen to Thierry, because he has taken the job straight after Wenger.

“It would be tough. He has not managed yet so we do not know what he is capable of. This needs a lot of thought and working out. I am not sure we can go through too many more years of what is going on.”

Henry had answered a question on Sky Sports on Sunday about whether he would be interested in the Arsenal managerial job by asking: “Who wouldn’t be?”

Wright wants to see Arsenal bring in a young manager though who is “enthused with drive.”

“The club need to start looking for somebody who is not old. They are talking about Ancelotti, but they need to find the next one like Mauricio Pochettino, who built his way up.”

“Marco Silva (former Watford manager) stepped on his own ambition. Somebody like that is good and can build, have a philosophy and be enthused with drive; someone who can bring in a player that can see his philosophy through, like we are seeing at Manchester City,” Wright said.

•Photo shows Arsenal legend Thiery Henry

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 28, 2018


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