Arsenal have enjoyed more stability in than other clubs in the Premier League in terms of management. All is now pointing to the fact that Arsene Wenger is close to exiting his position as the manager of the Gunners.
However, former Arsebal midielder Gilberto Silva has called for caution as it would be difficult to replace the legendary Arsene Wenger in the future.
Having spent 20years at the club with relative success, a large fan base of the club have called for his resignation to a more dynamic coach.
There were protest last season when the club’s form slumped. Wenger has been less successful in the last decade, with Arsenal managing to win two FA Cups and no Premier League within this period.
still, Gilberto feels Wenger deserves credit for his career in north London as a whole, and believes Arsenal could struggle like Manchester United have in their bid to fill the void left by Sir Alex Ferguson.
‘As a football manager, to stay in a club for 20 years you have to congratulate the guy for achieving such an important thing in his life,’ the Brazilian said.
‘The way he changed the club by bringing new ideas and helping bring in good players for the club, meant that they got the results everyone expected. This is not so easy.
“Sometimes he will make mistakes and when you fail, sometimes people don’t forgive you.
‘Arsene at this time is facing a lot of criticism for the way the team play and they haven’t got the trophies. But if people see the entire job he has done for the club, it has been amazing.
‘I hope people do realise that, because when he leaves the club at some point it won’t be so easy to replace him. You can see, for example, at Manchester United where it’s not been so easy to replace Sir Alex Ferguson.
‘It’s important for Arsene and for the club to start to prepare somebody for when he leaves. I don’t know if it will be this season as his contract is expiring. He loves the game, he loves what he does and he loves the club.