Stan Collymore tells Arsenal to sack Arsene Wenger and appoint this man

Stan Collymore urges Arsenal to sack Arsene Wenger and replace him with Diego Simeone

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Stan Collymore has urged Arsenal to sack Arsene Wenger and replace the Frenchman with Diego Simeone this summer.

The Gunners boss has found himself under increasing pressure in recent weeks after watching his side slump to disappointing defeats by Barcelona and Manchester United.

Arsenal’s 3-2 loss at Old Trafford on Sunday left the north London side five points adrift of Premier League leaders Leicester heading into the final 11 games of the season.

Wenger is currently gearing his side up for their home clash with Swansea on Wednesday night, before their crunch trip to Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.

However, former Liverpool man Collymore feels that Arsenal should do all they can to appoint Simeone in the summer and feels that Wenger’s time at the club is over.

Writing in his column for Boylesports, Collymore said: “In Diego Simeone, a man the club are desperate to keep, they have a manager who wants to buck the trend of Atletico as the “other” team who pop up once a decade to challenge, and turn them, by hard work, graft, character and results into a force that is now widely respected across Europe.

“Remember, they don’t have the cash, the stadium revenue of “London” cache of Arsenal, yet they are doing exactly what Arsenal need to do, namely stop being the “nice” other team with no stars on their shirts but with a great domestic history, into a machine that is feared as well as respected.

“If Arsenal are going to realise their ambition, get Simeone, change the tiki taka to a flexible football system that relies on results, not romance, and get nasty. Otherwise the culture of being the third team will continue for another generation.”

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