Ray Parlour issues stern warning to next Arsenal manager

The former Arsenal midfielder has a message for Arsene Wenger's successor - whoever it may be

Ray Parlour believes the next Arsenal manager will find it very difficult to follow in the footsteps of Arsene Wenger.

The current Arsenal manager is coming under increasing pressure following a 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday night.

Wenger’s current contract is set to expire at the end of the 2016-17 season but it remains unclear whether the 67-year-old Frenchman will continue beyond the summer.

Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 and the north London side haven’t navigated past the last-16 stage of Europe’s top tier competition since 2010.

Speaking to the Alan Brazil Up Front podcast, former Arsenal midfielder Parlour had a stern warning for whoever is charged with filling Wenger’s void when the current boss does step down.

“This is going to be a difficult job whoever they think can take this club forward. Arsene Wenger will look at it at the end of the season. I don’t think anyone knows – even the backroom staff what Arsene Wenger is going to do,” Parlour said.

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Arsenal are in fourth place in the Premier League table and 10 points adrift of current leaders Chelsea with 13 games to play.

The north London side won the FA Cup in 2014 and 2015.

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