Sanllehi protests as Gazidis pushes Arteta as next Arsenal manager


Earlier, had reported how Frenchman Arsene Wenger stated clearly that his successor at Arsenal must bring in fresh legs to the Emirates stadium for the Gunners to be able to compete for the Premier League title.

"It's a special day".

"I would like to thank people here". "I did not play in January, all month, so it was not easy".

"You do not stay 22 years if you don't like it".

It says something about the rich variety of clubs in England's top tier that after Arsene Wenger rocked up to Highbury in 1996, 47 different clubs featured in the Premier League.

"They won at Huddersfield but they've had seven games away from home not winning". He gave his red tie to a fan in the crowd and gave high-fives to the front row. "It's part of the respect".

From cucumber sandwiches and industrial strength gin and tonics on Peter Hill-Wood's lawn, the corridors of power at Arsenal Football Club have sometimes resembled a scene from Brideshead Revisited. "I wanted to share that with them today".

Asked if the new manager could build a dynasty like Wenger, Cech replied: 'It will depend how well the club and manager will do.

Arteta, 36, is a former Arsenal captain and is much admired at the club, although Max Allegri, the Juventus coach, is also in the frame to succeed Arsène Wenger. In 1925, Herbert Chapman left Huddersfield to take over at Arsenal and, like the man who bowed out so many years later, he was a visionary who had a profound impact on the club. "There was a photo just in front of the dressing room where Chapman smiled at me", noted Wenger.

A goalless draw against Roma sealed a fourth consecutive Serie A title for Allegri, whose future has been a talking point during the closing stages of the season amid Arsene Wenger's departure from Arsenal, Unai Emery's PSG exit and uncertainty over Antonio Conte at Chelsea. Maybe I don't envisage that at the moment.

"That would be very hard, I'd stay at home that day".

"I have no offer", he told Cadena SER. "Possibilities open up that can be concrete or not". Maybe I don't envisage that at the moment.

It may be 14 long years since the Invincibles, but such is the scale of the achievement that Arsenal team remains one of the most legendary and talked-about sides ever to grace the game. If he decides to go, I will be so sad but I will understand his decision because it's his career, his life, his family, and I am not the right guy to say you don't have to do that.