Ian Wright names Arsene Wenger’s eventual successor at Arsenal

Ian Wright

Ian Wright says that Thierry Henry should be Arsene Wenger’s eventual successor at Arsenal.

Ian Wright suggested on the BBC Radio 5 live 606 show on Sunday evening (April 3) that Thierry Henry would be a good managerial candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

“Thierry has got his badges, jump in, jump in,” said the former Arsenal striker when asked who the new Gunners' manager should be if Wenger was to go.

“If you can’t get a Pep, which we can’t - Arsenal fans wouldn’t want Mourinho for whatever reason - if Thierry is ready to go and he can get the backroom staff, get it done.”

Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal since 1996 and has a contract until June 2017.

There is every chance that the Frenchman could stay on at the Emirates Stadium beyond 2017, and Henry will probably have to wait for his chance.

Henry is an Arsenal legend and is one of the greatest players in the North London club’s history.

One suspects that Arsenal fans would love to see the former France international striker in the dug-out, but the managerial job at the Emirates would be too big for him right now.

The 38-year-old can become the Arsenal boss in the future, but he is not ready yet. Henry needs to get experience probably at a mid-level club in the Premier League and then make the step up to Arsenal.

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