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Arsenal Player Believes Arsène Wenger Would Be Perfect For England Job

DORTMUND, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 15: Arsene Wenger the Arsenal Manager and Wojciech Szczesny of Arsenal during the Press Conference at Signal Iduna Park on September 15, 2014 in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Though he is not currently one of the frontrunners for the job, many have tipped Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger for the vacant role of England manager.

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has recently returned to the club following a year-long loan spell at Roma, and while has has indicated that he would be willing to fight for his place, the plethora of keepers at the club mean that either he or Colombian international David Ospina will be leaving the Emirates this summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 30:  Wojciech Szczesny of Arsenal gives instructions during the FA Cup Final between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on May 30, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Steve Bardens - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Nonethless, Szczesny wants to see Arsenal do well (whether he is around for it or not), and believes that were Wenger to take the England the job, it would devastate the club.

Speaking to reporters having watched from the bench as Poland were eliminated from Euro 2016 thanks to a penalty shooutout defeat against Portugal, the 26 year old said that the role would suit his current manager perfectly, but reiterated that he really does not want to see it happen:

“I am sure Arsène Wenger would be a great thing for England, but my main interest is Arsenal Football Club and I hope it doesn’t happen.

“I say that for the sake of Arsenal not for the sake of England.

“Obviously England had a disappointing time at Euro 2016 and changes will be made, but hopefully that will not affect our club.

I hope it is something that will not happen because he is doing a fantastic job at Arsenal and I’d love to see him stay there.”

The job became available on Monday night, as previous incumbent Roy Hodgson resigned immediately after England’s humiliating Euro 2016 round of sixteen defeat at the hands of Iceland.

CHANTILLY, FRANCE - JUNE 28:  Roy Hodgson speaks during a press conference on June 28, 2016 in Chantilly, France.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Wenger is currently behind the likes of Jürgen Klinsmann, Laurent Blanc and Glenn Hoddle in the bookmakers’ list of candidates, and while the FA are likely to have him under consideration, the three-time Premier League winning manager is almost certain to see out his contract, with the possibility of another extension at the end of the season.

Author: The PA Team

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