It’s a bizarre move from Arsenal to not have an immediate replacement lined up, like how Manchester United had David Moyes prepared for when Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
Thierry Henry certainly finds it strange as he explained on Sunday: “When I saw the news, obviously my thing was like, ‘Who is next?’.”Normally when you do an announcement of someone leaving, it’s because you are going to soon announce who is coming.
“But I’m waiting to see who it’s going to be and I would like to think and hope they have someone in line. I don’t know exactly what happened.
A new era is on the horizon at Arsenal as Arsene Wenger prepares to say goodbye at the end of the season.But who will replace the Frenchman is anyone’s guess at the moment, with former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique currently favorite for the Emirates hot seat.Carlo Ancelotti, Mikel Arteta and Brendan Rodgers are also in the running, as are Patrick Vieira, Thomas Tuchel and Diego Simeone.
In stark contrast to how United operated with Moyes and Jose Mourinho, Arsenal chiefs are currently only prepared to invest £50 million in new players – before sales.
Not what Gooners wanted to hear. Based on this season’s performances, they need a new goalkeeper, centre-back, right-back, central midfielder and winger.
But £50 million is only enough to fill one of those positions, so whoever takes over in north London will need to have a major clear-out in order to bring in new players.
Arsenal chiefs clearly want a disciplinarian to come in and take charge, which is fair enough, but in the current market they’re going to need a LOT more than £50 million to spend