Arsenal confirm plans to appoint Arsene Wenger’s successor

Arsenal confirm that they will appoint Arsene Wenger's successor at The Emirates as soon as possible

Arsene Wenger
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Arsenal have confirmed that they will appoint Arsene Wenger’s successor “as soon as possible”.

Wenger confirmed on Friday that he would be stepping down as Arsenal manager after almost 22 years in charge of the Gunners.

The Frenchman has found himself under increasing pressure in recent seasons following Arsenal’s failure to challenge for the Premier League title.

The Gunners have not won the Premier League since 2004. The north London side are currently sixth in the table and looking set to miss out on a top-four finish for the second season running.

Wenger will lead Arsenal until the end of the season, and Arsenal said via an official statement on Friday that the club would be making no further comment on who will be succeeding the Frenchman until an appointment is made.

The statement read: “Arsene will lead the team to the end of the season and we will make an appointment as soon as possible.

“The club will not be making any further comment on the selection process until an appointment is made.”

Meanwhile, Wenger is currently preparing his Arsenal side for their Premier League home clash against West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners will then switch their attentions towards the first leg of their crunch Europa League showdown against Atletico Madrid in the semi-final first leg on Thursday night.

Wenger has led Arsenal to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his spell in charge of the north London side.

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