By Will Butcher

David Seaman has revealed he would be ecstatic if Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger signed a new contract at the Emirates.

The Frenchman’s future is in doubt with the North London giants, with less than 12 months remaining on his contract at Arsenal.

With Gareth Southgate currently filling the England manager’s job as interim boss, Seaman also spoke of Wenger’s suitability as becoming Sam Allardyce’s successor.

Seaman, who played for Leeds and Birmingham City before joining Arsenal in 1990, described Wenger on talkSPORT as a “great manager” before giving his verdict on England’s chances of attracting the 66-year-old.

“For me, he (Wenger) is a great manager and if he signed another contract I would be delighted,” Seaman told talkSPORT. “I have worked with him, I know how good he is.”

“I wouldn’t think he would take it (England job). Once he is done with Arsenal, I think that might be it. He might take a step back into a director of football role.”

The 53-year-old goalkeeper retired in 2004 after finishing his career with Manchester City, after making 564 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal during his 13-year stay in north London.

As well as 75 England caps, Seaman enjoyed a wonderful career that is deserving of legendary status. Including his long stay with Arsenal, Seaman also played for Peterborough and QPR.

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