Ian Wright expresses concerns about potential next Arsenal manager

The former Arsenal striker isn't convinced that Eddie Howe is the right man to replace Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Ian Wright doesn’t believe Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has the necessary experience to take over the reins of Arsenal from Arsene Wenger in the summer.

Howe has been touted as a potential replacement for the 67-year-old French head coach at the end of the 2016-17 season if Wenger decides to call time on his Gunners reign.

The 67-year-old has reportedly been offered a two-year contract extension but Wenger has remained tight-lipped on whether he will continue as Arsenal manager.

Howe was linked with the Arsenal role earlier this season, although Bournemouth have struggled to maintain their promising start to the season.

The Cherries, who are in their second season in the Premier League, are in eleventh place in the table and seven points clear of the relegation zone.

When one Arsenal fan proposed Howe as Wenger’s replacement at Arsenal during Sunday evening’s BBC Radio Five Live’s 606 show, Wright said:

“Why would you say Eddie Howe with his limited experience of managing a club of Arsenal’s stature.

“Eddie Howe is very young. He is still learning what he is doing at Bournemouth. For him to go from Bournemouth to Arsenal in their current plight, it’s a massive step. Too big a step for Eddie Howe.”

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