Stan Collymore: Arsenal should bust the bank and get this manager in at the Emirates
By Danny Wright
Stan Collymore believes that Arsenal should “bust the bank” and get Diego Simeone as their next manager.
Speculation has been rife about Arsene Wenger’s future at the club over the past few weeks as their season has come off the rails thanks to several humiliating defeats.
Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion compounded more misery on the Gunners boss and calls for him to leave the Emirates at the end of the season have grown even louder.
Collymore, a former player for Liverpool and Aston Villa, believes that Arsenal should look no further that Atletico Madrid for their ideal man.
The Argentinean boss is famed for his resolute defence and no-nonsense style of play which has seen him take the Spanish club to two Champions League finals and the 2013/14 La Liga title.
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Arsenal were reported to have made a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel, which has since been denied by the club, however Collymore believes that is a definite no-go for the north Londoners.
“Thomas Tuchel rumoured for Arsenal. Still think bust the bank for Simeone. Tuchel another “development” coach rather than high level winner,” said Collymore on his personal Twitter account.
“Don’t be fooled, Atlético can play. Simeone just manages to do it in a framework of discipline and organisation. Everything Arsenal aren’t.”
Thomas Tuchel rumoured for Arsenal. Still think bust the bank for Simeone. Tuchel another "development" coach rather than high level winner.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 19, 2017
Arsenal’s miserable form has seen them slip down to sixth in the Premier League after the weekend’s results and they are now just above seventh-placed Everton thanks to their slightly superior goal difference.
If the Gunners were to finish outside the top four, it would be the first time they have failed to qualify for Europe’s most prestigious competition in Wenger’s 21-year reign.
In other Arsenal news, Ray Parlour delivers his thoughts on the club’s top-four chances.