Petr Cech shares his thoughts on whether Arsene Wenger will become England manager

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal keeper has backed his boss to stay at the Emirates.

Arsenal's Petr Cech celebrates at the end of the matchArsenal's Petr Cech celebrates at the end of the match

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has given his take on the recent speculation surrounding Arsene Wenger and the England job, in quotes published by the London Evening Standard.

The FA are seeking to open a dialogue with the Gunners’ boss – according to the Telegraph – and Cech believes he certainly makes for a good candidate.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

“Obviously that is a question for Mr Wenger, if he would like to take this (England) job, but he is someone who has been coaching in England for such a long time, he definitely has the pedigree and the quality,” said the Arsenal stopper.

“He knows the atmosphere, the mentality and knows the expectation and the love England has for football, so obviously this is to his big advantage.”

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Despite that, Cech feels his manager is still in love with club football and will find it hard to walk away from the Emirates, adding:

“But I think he is enjoying his time at Arsenal being a club manager, having the day-to-day job and it would be more of a question for him.”

Wenger’s ongoing reign at Arsenal is a divisive issue among fans, with some hailing all he has achieved with the club and others citing his failure to seriously compete for a league title in over a decade.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the lap of honour at the end of the matchArsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the lap of honour at the end of the match

Despite the criticisms, Wenger has consistently steered the Gunners into the top four and maintained their status as an elite European club while overseeing the transition into a new stadium.

Last season was viewed as a missed opportunity, with many of the usual title contenders underachieving, and the task of lifting the Premier League trophy will only get harder next season with the likes of United, City and Chelsea all set for massive squad investment.

Whether Wenger is the right man to come to England’s rescue after a dismal Euro 2016 is hard to say, but the speculation is sure to rage on until the next appointment is made.

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