Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has admitted that the club will find it difficult to select a successor to manager Arsene Wenger when he eventually leaves his post, reports the Daily
Wenger recently celebrated 18 years in charge of the Gunners, during which time he has never failed to achieve a top-four finish in the Premier League, and has won the competition on three occasions including an unbeaten campaign in 2003-04. Elsewhere, he has led them to multiple successes in the FA Cup and overseen the move from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium.
At the end of last season, the Frenchman signed a new three year contract to extend his stay until 2017, but Gazidis believes that the club has to think about the long-term and who to choose to replace him as they look to avoid a similar situation to Manchester United in the aftermath of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
“So much of the attention on a football club is around an individual and that’s very understandable at Arsenal because we have a giant who’s managing us,” he said.