Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has revealed that he believes Arsene Wenger will step down as manager sooner rather than later and the club legend is keen to take over from the Frenchman once he does finally call it a day.
Adams has become a club legend for his services at the club and has even got a statue of himself outside the Emirates Stadium and the former-captain is eager to one-day replace Wenger at the helm of the North Londo club.
The current Arsenal boss is under a lot of pressure from fans especially after they saw their side fall to a 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season and the fact that they are yet to spend big, like they promised, is also ruining Wenger’s image within the Arsenal ranks.
Speaking in an interview, the former Arsenal defender admitted that what Wenger has done for the club is sensational, but he also knows that his day is soon to be over.
‘To keep hitting the top four and qualifying for the Champions League is great, and Arsene has done such a great job,’ Adams told Zapsportz.com.
‘But there is going to come a day, and that won’t be far away, when Arsene leaves. One hundred per cent I’d like to be Arsenal manager.
‘Of course my heart says, “Yes, yes, yes”, but my head says,”Can I win with this current team?” My answer is no, I can’t and I am not sure anyone can.’
Records show that Tony Adams was much better on the pitch than he has been off it after he endured poor managerial spells with Portsmouth, Wycombe and FC Gabala in Azerbaijan.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt