Fans may dislike Ian Wright's reason for wanting Remi Garde success at Aston Villa

Ian Wright wants Remi Garde to be a success at Aston Villa... for the good of Arsenal.

Ian Wright says he wants his former Arsenal teammate Remi Garde to do well at Aston Villa, for the long term good at the Gunners. 

The striker turned pundit told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sunday 606 broadcast explained just why, and Villa fans may not be a fan of his reasoning.

He said: "What I'm hoping for Remi to be absolutely brilliant, and we, Arsenal take him off you.

"He's an Arsene clone, mini me, he was the one who made us understand (Wenger's methods).

"I can see a lot of good things happening at Villa in nutrition, diet and all that. It's exciting times for Villa, he's very much into the technical side of the game."

If Wright's desire comes true, then Villa will once again be searching for a new boss, and there will be considerable disappointment at losing him to another Premier League side.

On the other hand...

By the same token, if Garde is doing well enough for Arsenal to want to appoint him - then he will have done something right at Aston Villa.

Villa are currently stuck in a relegation battle after Tim Sherwood's awful start to the season, and Garde wants not only to keep them in the Premier League, but turn them into a team challenging in the top half of the table.

Should Garde one day move on to manage Arsenal, it is unlikely to be a case of back to square one, for he will undoubtedly depart the club with them in a healthier position than they currently occupy in the Premier League table, but the hope is that he will be sticking around for plenty of time yet.

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