It’s been a few months now since we initially learned that Arsene Wenger would be leaving his role as the manager of Arsenal Football Club. It was a transition that was easier for some than others, but overall, it was probably the right decision given the circumstances. Now, it’s time to have a think about the Frenchman’s future as we ponder what would be the best move for him – and Arsenal fans – moving forward.
At the age of 68, you could certainly argue that Wenger doesn’t need to do anything else in this game, and he should simply enjoy retirement. With that being said it’s clear to see that he wants to keep busy, as evidenced by the fact he’s been doing punditry work throughout the course of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Oh, and did we mention that he was actually quite good at it?
Arsene provides fans with an interesting insight into what it means to be an elite-level manager, and because he speaks so truthfully, it gives us more of a natural connection with him. This feels like the kind of role that he should be in over the next few years if he insists on sticking around, but they should only bring him out for special occasions and big-time matches.
Don’t water him down to the point where we’re sick of seeing the guy – just balance out how much we get to hear and see him and then that way, whatever network he’s on will draw some big ratings as a result of people wanting to hear his point of view.
Of course, we all know him for being a manager, and there’s certainly the possibility of Arsene returning to his roots in some way, shape or form. It doesn’t feel like he’d come back to the Premier League or England at all for that matter, because he probably wouldn’t want to face off against Arsenal.
Jumping to China or managing in his native France, however, could work out quite well. The quality of competition isn’t nearly as substantial over there and if he’s given the proper resources to build something, then perhaps he could pick up another piece of silverware to add to his collection.
We’re absolutely fine with him riding off into the sunset and relaxing after all these years of management, but at the same time, we’re open to the other possibilities.
What should Arsene Wenger do next?