Savage: This is what Wenger should do in summer to make both sides of Arsenal fanbase happy
By Matt Bullin
Former Leicester and Blackburn midfielder Robbie Savage has claimed that Arsene Wenger needs to move ‘upstairs’ at Arsenal if he is to return the club to former glories.
Arsenal’s 3-0 win over West Ham on Wednesday night was their first Premier League win since February.
The result ended a run of three games without a win and was provided by goals from Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud.
Wenger would have been grateful for the three points as it meant the Gunners moved above Manchester United in the table into fifth, albeit only on a more positive goal difference.
Arsenal now trail fourth-placed Manchester City by four points, although they do have a game in hand.
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In one of his replies he suggested that Wenger might not necessarily have to leave Arsenal – though he should give up the manager’s role.
Savage said: “If Wenger is going to stay, he should be looking to move ‘upstairs’ as the director of football.
“[Then] put in place a manager – probably one of his ex-players, like Patrick Vieira – who can work with him to give the team a new identity.”
Savage’s suggestion could be an ideal solution for both parties.
After 21 years at the helm some believe Wenger has earned the right to go out on his own terms.
However there are others that believe that after 13 years without a Premier League title, Wenger should leave the club to rebuild itself.
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