'Wenger perfect to replace Sarri'

Posted: 20 February 2019 Time: 12:30

With Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri reportedly one defeat away from being sacked, Arsene Wenger has been lauded as the perfect replacement. 

Sarri has come under immense scrutiny for his side's recent blunt displays, losing heavily to Bournemouth and Manchester City which saw them slip out of the top-four, before being dumped out of the FA Cup this week.

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A defeat in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday could see the Italian lose his job within his debut season in England and Wenger along with compatriot Zinedine Zidane has been touted as potential successors.

Wenger openly admitted he'd be reluctant to return to the Premier League out of respect for the Gunners said at the Laureus Sports awards this week that he can't think of retirement yet.

"I cannot switch off, I have to accept this. I have this football virus. When I wake up in the morning, I think immediately about what game is on that day. That is my life."

And Gunners legend David Seaman feels he could excel at Stamford Bridge if he reconsidered his stance.

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"Arsene always said he wouldn’t come back to the Premier League because of his love for Arsenal, that he wouldn’t feel right competing against Arsenal,” Seaman told Talksport.

"But obviously time’s a healer and he could think, ‘I want to go back there and prove a few people wrong’.

"For me, Arsene got a lot of criticism that wasn't deserved over his last few years at Arsenal.

"It looks like there could be a vacancy at Chelsea quite soon, depending on their next three games which are three big games for Chelsea.

"He'd be great there, I think. He'd be great anywhere, he's a fantastic manager.

"I would love to see him back, but I don’t think it would happen."

Article by: Lorenz Kohler

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