Frank Lampard urges Arsenal to consider 48-year-old manager to replace Arsene Wenger

The Chelsea FC legend believes Diego Simeone would be a good appoint as Arsenal manager

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone Photo: The Sport Review

Frank Lampard believes Arsenal should consider appointing Diego Simeone as their new manager.

Arsene Wenger stood down as Gunners boss after 22 seasons last weekend following Arsenal’s 1-0 win against Huddersfield Town in their final Premier League fixture of the 2017-18 campaign.

The north London side are on the lookout for a new manager but Wenger’s successor is yet to be identified despite the summer transfer window already opening.

Atletico Madrid boss Simeone has been regularly touted as a potential replacement for the 68-year-old manager but the Argentinian coach doesn’t appear to be in the running.

Arsenal are thought to be considering a potential swoop to appoint former Gunners stars Mikel Arteta, Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira.

Former Chelsea FC star Lampard believes Simeone would be a good choice to take over the reins from Wenger ahead of what promises to be a pivotal 2018-19 campaign for the north London outfit.

“Had Arsenal chosen to look elsewhere for a more senior man, though, it would not have surprised me if they had considered Diego Simeone,” Lampard told the Evening Standard.

“I have not heard Simeone being linked too much with the posts that could be about to become available on these shores and I do not know why.”

Arsenal finished in sixth place in the Premier League table to miss out on a spot in the Champions League for the second successive season.

The Gunners lost 2-1 to Simeone’s Atletico Madrid team in the Europa League semi-final.

The north London side haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04.

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