Date: 8th November 2017 at 6:07pm

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has put Thierry Henry and Patrick Viera forward for potential successor to Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners boss who signed a new two-year deal this summer has been at helm for over two decades, but has been tipped to retire at the end of his current contract.

As reported by Metro Sport, the former Arsenal midfielder said: “If I was Arsenal now, I’d be looking in two years time, whenever it’s going to be and see who is going to be interested in taking over. Try and put it in place now. Managers don’t hang around.

“Do you know who would be perfect one day? Patrick Vieira. He’s manager at New York, but now he’s probably in line for the Man City job instead of Arsenal. He’s part of their club.

Arsene Wenger has been in charge for 21 years.

Arsene Wenger has been in charge for 21 years.

“In the future, maybe Thierry Henry. He’s a very intelligent guy, he knows the players, he knows the dressing room and he knows how to attract big players. He could be perfect for it.

“Will he get an opportunity? Who knows. I would always look at ex-players.

The ‘Romford Pele’ won three Premier League titles during his time in North London. Parlour, who was part of the last Gunners side to win the crown reiterated the importance of Arsenal starting the process of finding Wenger’s successor early.

‘When you sack a manager you’ve got to have a plan. You’ve got to tap people up. You’ve got to be asking their agents and getting something in place. Ask them “would you be interested if an opportunity came up to manage Arsenal?”’


5 responses to “Parlour backs two Arsenal legends as Wenger’s successors”

  1. onwe kingsley chisom says:

    i think we should try Diego simeone and thierry henry.

  2. Jayson P. says:

    Jurgen Klinsmann and Joachim Löw.

  3. Lloydie Ranks says:

    I think ancelotti maybe Henry or Dennis Bergkamp

  4. PeterGooner says:

    Yes we need ex players to come back. As I have said before Thiery and Denis back with Overmars here already and Vierra. Sorry Steve Bold you just sit there and do nothing let someone else have a go now. We should not wait until Wenger goes. How can Vierra be manager of Man C he hasn’t played for them? He has a great brain and maybe he will realise this if lots of us get on at him.

  5. IvoryMrDt says:

    Harry Redknap :))))

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