Guillem Balague replies when asked if this manager will replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Guillem Balague plays down suggestions that Diego Simeone could take over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Guillem Balague has rejected the notion that Diego Simeone could be a suitable replacement for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

The Arsenal boss’ future has once again been a source of speculation in recent days after the Gunners lost back to back Premier League games to all but rule them out of the title race.

Wenger’s current Arsenal contract is set to expire in the summer and it remains to be seen whether he will extend his stay at The Emirates beyond the end of the season.

Atletico Madrid boss Simeone has been touted as a possible target for Arsenal to replace Wenger, but Spanish football expert Balague has played down the chances of that happening.

Asked if Simeone could replace Wenger at Arsenal, Balague told Sky Sports: “I don’t understand why Arsenal fans are so excited about the prospect of Simeone when he doesn’t represent the style of the club at all.

“He just doesn’t fit what Arsenal is about. Arsene Wenger has to decide his own future with a two-year contract still on the table but a style has been built at Arsenal.

“Not a very efficient style if you consider their success in terms of titles but a style is in place. Simeone doesn’t represent that style in any way.”

Arsenal are currently fourth in the table and 12 points behind leaders Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title.

MORE: The latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: The latest Arsenal player tweets

The Gunners host Hull City this weekend.

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

OUR PICK: Discover the 5 best fat burner supplements

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Opinion
The Sport Review
Man United signing Nemanja Matic sees his stock rise in perfect Chelsea storm
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Arsene Wenger replies when asked if Alexis Sanchez will sign new Arsenal deal
The Sport Review
Victoria Azarenka announces delay to her return due to ‘difficult situation’
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard sends open message to Liverpool fans about Philippe Coutinho