Arsenal legend David Seaman believes that former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would be the ideal manager to turn around the fortunes of the Blues. The West London giants are once again in a spot of bother this season. They are currently in sixth position on the League standings and look set to miss out on Champions League qualification for a second consecutive season.
Manager Maurizio Sarri has also been strongly criticized for the tactics which he has used, particularly following the 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Bournemouth and the 6-0 demolition at the hands of reigning Premier League Champions Manchester City. Unless Sarri can turn around the fortunes of the club quickly soon, he too will follow the path of most of those that came before him and be fired.
Wenger has been out of management since the end of last season after he resigned as manager of the Gunners following a marathon 22-year spell in charge of them. The Frenchman is not officially retired from management and is still believed to be open to a new challenge. However, he will reportedly not manage in England again due to his close association with Arsenal.
The 55-year-old Seaman, however, does believe that his former boss would be a good pick to replace Sarri at Stamford Bridge.
“Arsene always said he wouldn’t come back to the Premier League because of his love for Arsenal, that he wouldn’t feel right competing against Arsenal,” he said as quoted by Goal.
“But obviously time’s a healer and he could think, ‘I want to go back there and prove a few people wrong’.
“For me, Arsene got a lot of criticism that wasn’t deserved over his last few years at Arsenal.
“It looks like there could be a vacancy at Chelsea quite soon, depending on their next three games which are three big games for Chelsea.
“He’d be great there, I think. He’d be great anywhere, he’s a fantastic manager. I would love to see him back, but I don’t think it would happen.”