Arsene Wenger insists he will not do an Alex Ferguson at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger In Emirates Press Conference 2

Arsene Wenger has been talking about his managerial future with more than a nod to a certain former Manchester United legend in the process.

Wenger is under pressure again at Arsenal after the club slipped from the top of the table down to fourth after a poor run of results.

Ahead of Sunday's game at in-form Bournemouth Wenger was being grilled by the press and gave his opinion on the impending arrival of Per Guardiola at title rivals Manchester City in the summer.

Many pundits and fans feel the Spaniard's arrival, allied with City's vast riches, will combine to create an unstoppable Premier League force in the coming years.

But Wenger has warned the former Barcelona boss he will not have everything his own way, as the Frenchman knows only too well.

The Arsenal boss spent years battling one of the greatest managers in the history of football for silverware and titles in Sir Alex Ferguson and one of them always have to accept second best.

Wenger won't do a Ferguson

But when asked by a reporter if Guardiola would have made a good Arsenal boss, Wenger batted the question back with more than a nod to his old foe.

He said: "I will not choose my successor here," as reported by Sky Sports.

"I just want to leave the club in a position where it can do better when I am gone.

""If you look at the tendency in the Premier League it looks difficult to have a high percentage of winning games.

"The Premier League is now maybe more difficult to be consistent than any other league."

Asking for trouble

Wenger is of course referring to the fact Sir Alex did just that when his dynasty at Old Trafford came to an end.

The Scotsman had elected his compatriot David Moyes as his successor but that move was ill-fated as the former Everton boss lasted less than a year in the job.

He was replaced by Louis van Gaal who has also been under immense pressure as United struggle to adapt to life after Ferguson.

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