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Former Manchester City boss Roberto Martinez is reportedly on the running to replace Arsene Wenger as manager, according to Calico Mercator via The Daily Star.
Wenger’s contract at Arsenal expires at the end of the season and his long term future is not certain as there is no news about a contract extension yet. The French man reportedly wants to wait until the last minute before he decides whether he would renew his contract or not. While that has its advantage of allowing the boss focus on winning the league title, it has its own disadvantage as it could leave us with little or no time to find a perfect replacement should he step down. Therefore it is not surprising to hear that we have started preparing for the boss’ exit and have begun to line up potential replacements.
AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is believed to be our first choice to replace Wenger should he step down at the end of the season. However, reports in Italy are claiming Arsenal chiefs are also keen on Mancini.
Mancini who has been without a club since leaving Inter Milan in the summer previously worked with Manchester City in the past and had a relatively successful spell at the Etihad.
The Italian will be an unpopular choice among we Gooners because Mancini’s record doesn’t rate him as one of the best manager’s in the game. Fans are desperate for a manager who has a track record of winning titles and Mancini is definitely not one of those.
One could argue that the Italian won a Premier League title with City but that can be considered as an underachievement compared to what they spent on players during his time. His second spell at Inter that doesn’t have as much as City was a disaster and that should give an insight on how he will fare if he joins our club taking ino consideration that we work with a tight budget.