Arsene Wenger Recommends Mikel Arteta’s Successor To Arsenal

Arsene Wenger left Arsenal in the summer of 2018 with his former player Mikel Arteta taking the reins from Unai Emery last December.

And now Wenger wants another of his previous stars Thierry Henry to be the next Arsenal manager.

Arteta had played under Wenger before learning his coaching skills by working alongside Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Henry also played under Wenger and is now on the coaching ladder as he is in charge of Montreal Impact.

Asked by The Guardian if Henry could one day follow in Arteta's footsteps, Wenger said:

“Well, I wish. I hope that Thierry Henry is successful in his career as a manager, and if he’s successful as a manager he might one day come back to Arsenal.

“But I especially wish that we go back to win the championship before that happens.

“For example, now we have Mikel Arteta in charge, why should we not do it? A club is about identity.

“Identity is about values and values are about the people who carry these values. And so it’s important there is a continuity on that front for me.”

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Henry has mentioned more than once his intention to return to the Emirates as manager.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago