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Guardiola backed to replace Wenger at Arsenal

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By Andrew Tuft

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Former Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola would be the ideal candidate to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, ex-Barca defender Rafael Marquez, currently with the New York Red Bulls, has said, according to the Daily Mail.

Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola

Marquez revealed he has recently spoken to Guardiola as the coach, currently on sabbatical, spends time living outside the glare of football in New York. And while the Mail claims Guardiola is top of the wanted list to become the next Chelsea manager as well as replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, Marquez believes Guardiola will instead pitch up at the Emirates Stadium when Wenger calls it a day.

Guardiola] will soon return to the game. I think he'll go to England. He'd be perfect for Arsenal,” Marquez is quoted as saying. Guardiola brought an end to his Barcelona tenure this summer, having coached the Spanish side since 2008, winning three La Liga titles, the Copa Del Rey twice, the Champions League twice and the World Club Cup also on two occasions, as well as a host of personal awards in recognition of his success as a manager.

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By Lokpobirisamuel on 10 October 2012 at 12:13

Guardiola is d perfect replacement for sir alex ferguson tanks

By Funwei moses on 10 October 2012 at 12:09

If Guardiola comes to arsenal,it's a good move for him and it will make game easer too because arsenal and barca are playing thesame kind of football,the charllenge he will face is that'arsenal don't spend money like other clubs.if he goes to man u or chelsea he wound fine it easy for himself.Asenal is the best place for Guardiola,and asenal fans will be very happy to see him as arsenal coach

By Arsenal1Again on 10 October 2012 at 10:44

No way can he do a job without a team like the one he inherited at Barcelona, not built. At Arsenal he will not have the same spending power he had at Barcelona. He has no experience in the EPL. Arsenal have an inflexible wage structure whereas had a blank cheque. Arsenal have the most tight fisted board in the EPL. Not one board member contributes a penny of their personal wealth towards the team, including Kroenke. Arsenal are paying off a stadium, Barcelona was not. Guardiola has no chance at Arsenal.

By Youssef on 10 October 2012 at 10:17

Wherever Guardiola will go, h will struggle a little bit. I am not saying that he won't win anything but he will face some major difficulties to put in place the same system he had done with Barca. you won't find Iniesta, Xavi and Messi in any team you will go that's why I am saying that. moreover, the Barca team has been training with each other since they were 10 or something like that so it will be difficult. the only top team that have the same culture is Arsenal and that's I think Marquez said that he will be perfect for them. And just for your information, before Guardiola took the Barca team, he had a 2 month coaching session with Arsene Wenger ;).





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