Ray Parlour discusses who he wants to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Speculation has been rife over the future of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and now one of his Invincibles has revealed who he would like to see replace him.

Arsenal fans have been staying away from games in their droves and two of the club's largest supporter groups, The Black Scarf Movement and REDaction, have arranged protests in a call for change, as reported by the Express.

Plans have been made for banners saying "Time For Change. Arsenal is stale - fresh approach needed" to be handed out for supporters to hold aloft on 12 minutes, 78 minutes and at full-time.

The timings are in reference to the 12 years since Arsenal last won the Premier League title, having dropped off the pace this season after leading the table at the turn of the year and the protest comes with Norwich visiting in front of the television cameras for Saturday's 5:30pm kick-off.

While Wenger has always insisted he intends to see out the remaining year of his contract, as reported by Sky Sports, the club's continued failure in the Premier League has been exacerbated by the lack of any silverware this season.

'That's the big question and it's not an easy one'

Gunners legend Ray Parlour has been speaking to talkSPORT about the future of his former manager.

And he has revealed the managers at Southampton and Atletico Madrid would be in the frame if Wenger leaves the Emirates this summer.

"That's the big question, and it's not an easy one," Parlour told talkSPORT.

"The obvious choice would be probably (Diego) Simeone but it would probably go back to a bit more of a negative style of play.

"It gets results don't get me wrong, but whether the Arsenal fans would want that...

"Who else is there? Would Ronald Koeman from Southampton (be the one).

"I'm sure Southampton fans out there will be saying 'Well no we want to keep Ronald Koeman' and understandably so. A manager of that calibre can attract players.

"I'd love to see one of (Arsenal's) own, but I think it's probably a bit too early yet, someone like (Thierry) Henry or (Patrick) Vieira.

"Vieira's at Manchester City so that makes that a bit awkward, so I don't know, I really don't know, that's the big question that the board has got to make a decision on."

Top managerial talent has come and gone

Adding to the frustrations of Arsenal fans is the fact that while the North Londoners and Wenger have remained together, some stellar names in modern day management have come and gone.

The likes of Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte have all secured jobs with Arsenal's Premier League rivals while speculation continues to link Jose Mourinho with the Manchester United job.

If Wenger does stay on into the last year of his contract, it will surely heap even more pressure on the Frenchman and the club to splash out in the transfer market to achieve success.

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