Ian Wright replies when asked if Arsenal should appoint Antonio Conte

The Arsenal legend has reservations about the Gunners turning to Antonio Conte to replace Arsene Wenger

Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright admits he would have reservations about Arsenal appointing Antonio Conte as their next manager.

The Gunners are on the search for a new head coach after Arsene Wenger announced his intention to stand down at the end of the season.

Arsenal are in sixth place in the Premier League table and a long way behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the race for a Champions League spot.

The north London side are in the Europa League semi-finals after easing to victories over AC Milan and CSKA Moscow in the previous rounds.

The Gunners have been linked with a sensational swoop to appoint Chelsea FC boss Conte at the end of the 2017-18 season.

The Italian head coach won the Premier League title in his first season in charge of the west London outfit but the Blues have struggled this term.

Conte hasn’t hidden his discontent at Chelsea FC’s signing over the past 12 months or so.

Former Arsenal striker Wright expressed some concerns about Conte becoming the next manager at the north London club.

“Firstly, we have to deal with the fact that he is somebody who wanted players and didn’t get them and he has been in a strop,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Chelsea and Man City have the money to do what they want.

“If he can’t get the money at Chelsea, how is he going to come to Arsenal and improve them?”

Wenger has won three Premier League titles, seven FA Cup crowns before finishing up as runners up in the Champions League in 2006.

The Gunners have won the FA Cup in three of the past four seasons under Wenger but haven’t won the Premier League since 2003-04.

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