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Arsenal have been urged to replace Arsene Wenger with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone should the French man and Arsenal part company at the end of the season, according to the Daily Star.
Wenger had received severe criticism for his side’s inability to win the League title for over 12 years. And with the Gunners losing momentum in the title race again after Manchester United’s loss, Stan Collymore has urged the Gunners to replace Wenger with Simeone.
Simeone who is doing a wonderful job at Atletico Madrid has been linked with Chelsea and Collymore believes the Argentine’s style of play will boost the Gunners.
“Simeone is the answer,” Collymore wrote on Boyle Sports.
“If you don’t believe me, look at Atletico Madrid, the Arsenal of Spanish football, the third team, behind the other two who’ve dominated home and abroad.
“In Diego Simeone, a man the club are desperate to keep, they have a manager who wants to buck the trend of Atletico as the ‘other’ team who pop up once a decade to challenge, and turn them, by hard work, graft, character and results into a force that is now widely respected across Europe.
“Remember, they don’t have the cash, the stadium revenue of ‘London’ cache of Arsenal, yet they are doing exactly what Arsenal need to do, namely stop being the ‘nice’ other team with no stars on their shirts but with a great domestic history, into a machine that is feared as well as respected.
“Arsenal are too nice. Wenger is too nice, the players are too nice and many of the Emirates atmospheres are too nice.
“If Arsenal are going to realise their ambition, get Simeone, change the tiki taka to a flexible football system that relies on results, not romance, and get nasty.
“Otherwise the culture of being the third team will continue for another generation.”
Simeone has won a la liga title and a cup title with Atletico Madrid while also leading his side to the Champions League final within 5 years.