Arsenal reportedly want Everton boss Roberto Martinez to succeed Arsene Wenger as the Gunners manager, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The Spaniard has already impressed with the excellent work he has carried out to largely keep Everton in contention for a possible European place in his first season itself.
Wenger is reportedly poised to sign a new contract extension that would keep him at the Emirates Stadium for another two years, but the club’s hierarchy are already looking for replacements when he does decide to quit.
The Report states that Martinez has also impressed Wenger and the rest of the Arsenal hierarchy with the style he has implemented on his teams, as well as the way he handles himself. It is believed discussions have already been held within the club about the suitability of Martinez as an eventual replacement.
He was appointed on a four year contract at Goodison Park in the summer following David Moyes’ move to Manchester United and subsequently has the Toffees performing better than Moyes stint with the Manchester side.
The Everton boss is just 40 years of age and will feasibly offer Arsenal the kind of longevity and stability that they have enjoyed under Wenger for so many years. He is an intelligent and classy person, his brand of football is something that would mesh fantastically well with Arsenal Football Club.
He has progressed well in management so far and his potential future appointment could prove to be a shrewd move by the Gunners if they can make it happen. I don’t want Martinez to oust Arsene Wenger, but I would be more than happy for him to replace our loyal Frenchman when the sad day arrives that he retires.
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