Arsenal are in dire need of a change in fortunes these days. They are 6th in the PL table and are a place above Burnley. That is harmful to Arsene Wenger’s position at the club and it has been rumored that there are several managers that have been linked with a move to London. For the first time in many years, they haven’t been in the Champions League and despite getting into the quarter-final stages of the Europa League, they are losing some of the faithful.
Sometimes, it takes a change in managerial position that will bring a new philosophy to the club. Arsenal in particular probably needs one in the summer. Thomas Tuchel is a manager that is currently without a job, having left Borrusia Dortmund in the early stages of this season, surprisingly post a fall-out with a head scout at the club, who ironically works with Arsenal now.
That could make it hard for him to join the club, but certainties in football are repairable, especially in London where Jose Mourinho and the Chelsea owner have made amends to work well together again. Tuchel has been linked with various jobs across the papers and it might stay within the papers as long as none of the managers fumble to a greater extent.
Most of the other clubs have club legends taking over; Pep Guardiola is an example at Barcelona, so was Ryan Giggs at Manchester United. There’s a reason it hasn’t happened at Arsenal, most of the players join other ventures. So it’s important that Arsenal appoint the right manager. There’s a reason Thomas Tuchel could be appointed, in fact there’s three of them –
He’s currently looking for a good job and the fact that there are 2 German managers in the league will help him. It’s a known fact that managers interact at events, although they will perceive him as competition they are sure to give him pointers regarding the league. Their respective successes will definitely give him the heart to test himself in English waters.
Youth Development; He inherited a youthful squad but also made a point to bring invaluable young talent that helped the club in its perseverance of challenging the top dogs for European places. The following season, they fumbled again and he was let go. He is inexperienced, but in the games of the previous season, he impressed enough to get them playing attacking football which saw the emphasis being laid on the two midfielders in the middle.
A strong squad with no desire; Arsenal have quite a strong squad and there are several players of German origin or players who’ve played in the German league. This could help him settle in, but the acquisition or the birth of a new leader within the squad could help him. They seem to turn up for a few games and go missing in the others, his body language as a manager proves that he could do well with the team, especially if he gets his desired choice of assistant managers.
All depends on where Wenger takes the squad this season, some of the fans they turn against the manager and team the minute they fail. Maybe they need to change the way the manager looks at the squad. Yes, the Bundesliga is similar to the Premier League in terms of being a league that has rough-play that involves vigour and pace but Arsenal must do enough research before appointing him. In all, it looks like a gamble they must take in order to progress to the next level, which is to get back in the Champions League, something Jurgen Klopp first managed with Liverpool.
Baby-steps they say; Arsenal must take manly steps to get rid of the deadwood, as bad as it sounds and the manager is starting to sound like one in his press conferences. He could get a recommendation from Wenger himself, as he’s had ties with Germany in the past.