Goodbye Wenger – Why this prodigious German would be the best pick for the new Arsenal manager

Julian Nagelsmann on TSG 1899 Hoffenheim should be viewed as Arsene Wenger's long-term successor.


Arsenal are finally parting ways with veteran Arsene Wenger after more than two decades of a glorious realm.

The great manager has finally stepped down following an insignificant recent spell but his contribution in reforming the Gunners will never be emulated and his achievements in North London have arguably suppressed the late disappointment.

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It won’t be easy to replace the iconic Frenchman at Emirates and his successor will have an uphill job to fill the void left by the legendary gaffer. There are a few names rounding up that include former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, Juventus gaffer Massimiliano Allegri, Jurgen Klopp’s assistant Zeljko Buvac and also former Gunners stars Patrick Vieira and Mikel Arteta.

Enrique and Allegri have experience of managing top European outfits but the profile of Europa League football might not attract either of the two to take charge of the prestigious managerial role. Buvac, known as ‘the Brain’ among Klopp’s coaching staffs, has reportedly left Liverpool to continue further talks but neither he nor Vieira and Arteta hold experience of managing such an esteemed football club from the front. The management, therefore, needs to explore the options rationally and might consider a move for Julian Nagelsmann, the 30-year-old TSG 1899 Hoffenheim gaffer, who has transformed the Bundesliga outfit from relegation strugglers to a European force within a short span.

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Wenger has served the Gunners for more than two decades and the appointment of his replacement will be made on the basis of club’s philosophy, ideology, and heritage.

Nagelsmann saw his playing career cut short due to injuries but concentrated on coaching degrees and established himself as one of the finest of managers at such a young age. He has an influence on the Bundesliga market, done a commendable job on a shoestring and a proper financial backing will help him reach the next level in his field.

Wenger is leaving an exquisite attacking setup behind but a wise investment is essential to reconfigure their defensive line. Nagelsmann, therefore, is the one who suits the Emirates job most and should be pursued over the names that are favorites to be lined up as the next Arsenal boss.


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