Andy Gray backs Italian manager to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

The pundit claims that Roberto Mancini would be a good option for the Gunners should the current boss step down.

Arsene Wenger’s future is no closer to being sorted, with the press constantly questioning whether the reign of the Premier League’s current longest serving manager is set to come to an end.

The Frenchman is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium in the summer, with a section of the Arsenal support calling for a change in manager.

Andy Gray has had his say on the issue – and believes a former Manchester City boss could well be the man to ‘add a bit of steel’ to the North London side.

The Scottish pundit claims that Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini could well be someone to bring the glory days back to the historic club.

“If Arsenal are looking for a successful manager from the continent, to add a little bit of steel, then I could understand the logic [of appointing Mancini],” Gray told talkSPORT.

“He’s very experienced. He’s won the Serie A title and the Premier League, so he knows how to get that done.

“He’s a little more pragmatic in his style than Arsene, maybe that would make Arsenal better. It’s an interesting thought.”

Mancini’s exit from Manchester City has viewed as harsh in some quarters, with the Italian playing a major role in leading the Etihad Stadium to silverware.

Despite doing well in Turkey, a move back to England would surely appeal to the Italian.

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