Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis says they must be brave,bold and open minded in their search for a new manager to replace Arsene Wenger.
Wenger confirmed on Friday he will step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season ,despite still having a year to run on his contract, bringing to an end his near 22-year reign as manager.
Gazidis has also spoken about what Wenger means to the club and the legacy he leaves behind, while admitting they must be brave when deliberating who should take over from him.
Arsenal players past and present, as well as other leading figures in the game, have praised the Frenchman’s contribution to the Gunners and English football in general.
“The most important thing is to make the right appointment – not a quick appointment,” said Gazidis.
“The process begins today. I want to keep that process in-house. This club has to rise to the challenge. You don’t find a replacement for Arsene Wenger, you find a new path forward.
Gazidis also praised the way Wenger has transformed Arsenal, on the pitch and off, during his 22-year tenure and confirmed the 68-year-old will speak about his decision on Sunday when Arsenal play West Ham in the Premier League.