Arsenal won their first leg of the Europa League Round of 16 clash against AC Milan with a scoreline of 2-0 and that victory came as a bit of relief after having suffered a series of losses during the past couple of weeks. But the noose around Wenger’s neck is still tight and now the management has reportedly told the Frenchman to step down from his position at the end of the season.
A lot of big names have popped up during the past couple of months as a replacement to Arsene Wenger but now the Mirror are claiming that the Arsenal staff and players want one of their own to take up the managerial job at the Emirates.
Hearing this statement many people might think that the next manager for the Gunners might be Mikel Arteta who is currently the assistant coach under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. But multiple sources have claimed that Arteta’s appointment will not be taken too well by the Arsenal players.
Instead, the players and the support staff want Thierry Henry to replace Arsene Wenger during the summer.
Henry has already dived into the managerial scene and is currently assisting Roberto Martinez at Belgium.
The Mirror claims that the current players all hold Henry in high regard and want him to take charge of the club.
The report also claims that the French forward has the backing of the management too – or atleast some part of it.
Josh Kroenke, who is the son of major shareholder Stan, is fast becoming an influential part of the Arsenal board and he wants Thierry Henry to take up the coaching role at the Emirates.
Wenger though has maintained that he does not wish to step down right this moment but with the Arsenal management slowly and steadily withdrawing their support, the manager might not have any other option but to step down at the end of the season.