Arsenal legend, Emmanuel Petit has said his former club should not waste time in appointing Carlo Ancelotti as their next manager.
The Gunners are without a coach after the dismissal of Unai Emery weeks back, and interim boss, Freddie Ljungberg has not been convincing with only one win in 4 games ahead of Manchester City’s visit to the Emirate today.
According to Petit, Ancelotti has the experience Arsenal needs and he will be the ideal choice.
He added that even if he wanted Vieria after Emery left, his choice changed once Napoli fired Carlo.
His words, “Ancelotti would be, right now, the perfect answer for Arsenal. It’s very rare to see a top manager like him getting fired in the middle of the season,”
“It’s a coincidence and sometimes destiny tries to show you the way to go and you have to be open to it.
“He is one of the top managers in the world, he’s available and he’s on the market.
“I know he is in talks with Everton as well, but I’m pretty sure, if Arsenal do as good a job, he’d be more than happy to be the manager of Arsenal.
“In the meantime, the question I ask myself is: ‘What kind of manager would be happy to take Arsenal’s situation right now?’
“The situation has got worse and worse, season after season, so you need a really top manager to handle the situation right now.
“And, for the moment, the only one on the market and available is Ancelotti. Everywhere he went, Ancelotti had success, except with Napoli.
“He is respected so much by the players for all of his experience and all of his years in the game.
“At Chelsea, in Italy, in France even with Paris Saint-Germain, he left great memories for the players. He improved a lot of them and won many trophies. He has so much experience.
“Ancelotti has everything required to be a top manager and if you listen to all of his former players, any of them, it’s kind of the same as Arsene Wenger.
“Most players will tell you good things and it’s the same with Ancelotti.”
“Patrick was my No.1 choice and I did really think that. But now Ancelotti is on the market and in the meantime, Patrick needs to improve more as a manager.
“He is still a young manager, what he is doing, step by step, is a good thing, the right thing, but he needs to improve more and more.
“Experience, the relationship with the players in the dressing room, it’s quite difficult sometimes with the new generation. He needs to get more experience.”