Dietmar Hamann says this top South American coach would bring what Arsenal need

The former midfielder believes Arsenal should go all out to bring Diego Simeone to the Emirates.

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has told talkSPORT that Arsenal should go all out to bring Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone to the Emirates Stadium to replace Arsene Wenger as he has exactly what the Gunners lack.

Wenger's position as manager has been under perhaps more scrutiny than ever before this season as the North London club have seen another Premier League title bid go up in smoke.

Meanwhile, Simeone is fast becoming one of the most sough-after managers in world football in recognition of his exploits with Atletico Madrid, whom he led to a first La Liga title in 18 years in 2014.

After guiding the club to their first Champions League final since the 1970s in the same season, the 46-year-old has now achieved the feat for the second time in three years after Atletico defeated Bayern Munich on away goals on Tuesday night.

Hamann, who won the 2005 Champions League with Liverpool, believes the fact that the Argentine coach's philosophy is so different to Wenger's means that he would be the perfect choice to take over if the long-serving Frenchman is sacked.

Hamann told talkSPORT: "He should be the most sought-after coach in the world. I think his track record is as good as any and this includes [Jose] Mourinho, [Pep] Guardiola, anyone.

"What he has done at Atletico is as good as anyone’s out there. When people say ‘is he a manager for Arsenal? Can he manage Arsenal?’ I would say the thing that Arsenal lack is exactly what Atletico’s strength is.

"If I was Arsenal, I’d be on the way to Madrid and saying ‘Diego, you win the Champions League and the day after you’re ours."

It remains to be seen whether the Gunners will take action to move on from the 20-year era of Wenger's management this summer after another ultimately frustrating season.

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