Journo: Wenger To Leave In 2016 & Wants This Man To Replace Him

By on April 29, 2015

French journalist Julien Laurens claims that Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis both want Pep Guardiola to take over at Arsenal and it could happen as soon as 2016.

Laurens was a quest speaker at Monday’s AST meeting and he made the sensational claim that Arsene wants to leave the club after 20 years – which would be at the end of the 2015/16 season – and plans to exit after winning the Premier League title.

The boss still has two years left to run on his contract, so if this claim is true, then it appears he wants to leave early on a high note but it may also have something to do with a certain Spaniard’s situation….

Laurens also claims that Arsene, and Ivan, want Pep Guardiola to be Arsenal’s next manager and guess what….his contract expires at the end of next season.

So it seems the ‘dream’ scenario is Arsene guides Arsenal to the title next season and makes way for Guardiola when his contract at Bayern Munich expires in the summer of 2016.

I’m sure I’m not the only Arsenal fan who would absolutely love this ‘dream’ to become a reality. Obviously we’d all love to see Arsenal lift the title next season and it would also be a fitting way for Arsene to end his tenure here, but to get Guardiola in as a replacement would be the icing on the delicious cake.

The Spaniard is widely regarded as the best coach in the world right now and he’d fit in perfectly with our style of play. Whether we can lure him to the Emirates is another story but I hope we give it a good go.

Even if we can’t land Guardiola, it’s good to hear that the club are thinking ahead for when Arsene does eventually leave as the last thing we want is to be caught short.

Would you like Guardiola to replace Arsene in 2016?



  1. joseph ugbenu

    April 29, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Good idea from Arsene & Ivan but they must act proactively in the transfer market before the good apples are plucked by other daring clubs.

  2. abay

    April 29, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    u c wenger how u lost ur grace in z last few yrs?

  3. Gooner bill

    April 30, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Pep is not the best manager in the world , he simply managed two if the worlds best clubs , put him at AFC Bournemouth a few years ago and see if he gets them to the PL without funds. Surely the best manager is the man that gets the most success for the least amount of dollars.

  4. Sulaimon

    April 30, 2015 at 8:48 am

    @gooner bill 4get he coach 2 best team, he was promoted frm barca junior team if he’s not gud enuff he won’t b appointed as barca head coach and bayern coach, he is not d best but 1 of d best……..I tink he is d beta option to succeed sir wenger so b it……………….it ‘ll b a beta welcomin

  5. Kamba Cassim

    April 30, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    If this were to be true, many would be relieved, and pleasantly so, to see a man who wants to win but does not know how.

    Trouble is: the man dreams of leaving after winning a premiership trophy! What a paradox. Can this happen? Time will tell.

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