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Arsenal Legend Thinks Former Chelsea Manager Could Replace Arsene Wenger as Gunners Boss

Former Gunners star wants Italian at Arsenal.

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has pointed to Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti as one he would like to see take over from Arsene Wenger one day, according to the Daily Mail.

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The former French international midfielder, now of Indian Super League side FC Goa, is a big fan of the Italian tactician, who has won the Champions League three times in his career so far, including last season in his first campaign in charge at the Bernabeu.

Ancelotti has managed in the Premier League in the past, guiding Chelsea to a league and FA Cup double in his first season, though he was harshly dismissed by Roman Abramovich following a less successful second year at Stamford Bridge.

While Pires does not necessarily believe Wenger needs replacing straight away, he has expressed his admiration for Ancelotti and believes that he, along with former Gunners striker Thierry Henry, could be two good contenders to lead the club one day in the future.

“Who is the perfect replacement? Thierry Henry? He understands football and Arsenal. I don’t know, but I like Carlo Ancelotti. But that’s my opinion, it doesn’t mean Arsenal need Ancelotti at this time,” he said.

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