Robbie Fowler believes England job would freshen up Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal manager has been suggested as a potential appointment for the Three Lions.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in the stands

Robbie Fowler has told the Mirror that he believes the England job could freshen up Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

England are currently on the hunt for their next manager after Roy Hodgson’s resignation last month.

A number of names have been linked to the job, with Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce looking like the current favourite at present.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Gerard Houllier in the stands

One potential candidate is Gunners boss Wenger, whose contract at the Emirates stadium expires next summer.

It has been suggested that the Frenchman would be the ideal appointment for the Three Lions, and Fowler believes that the job could help to change the long-standing manager’s thinking.

“I don’t know if Arsene Wenger would take the job, but he’s a top manager, brings out the best in players and has a way of playing that is easy on the eye,” he told the Mirror.

“All right, he over-elaborates at times, but I reckon that, if he went from working 30 times a month to maybe five times a month it would freshen him up.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and former footballers Robert Pires and Marcel Desailly before the game

Wenger would certainly be an interesting appointment for England should they consider trying to secure his signature.

If the FA are looking for an elder statesman with vast experience and knowledge of the English system, then there is arguably nobody better for the role than the Frenchman.

The attractive brand of football and his development of youth are also qualities in his favour, but whether they could convince him to give up the day-to-day work of club football is debatable.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

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