Marco Silva: Ian Wright’s perfect replacement to Arsene Wenger

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has suggested that former club look to appoint current Watford boss Marco Silva as Arsene Wenger’s replacement at the north London club.

The Gunners boss is coming under pressure at The Emirates following his side’s disappointing 2-1 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road earlier this month.

Troy Deeney cancelled out Per Mertesacker’s opener from the Penalty spot before former Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley netted an added-time winner in the English capital.

The win saw Watford move up to fourth place in the Premier League table ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool and give (over)optimistic Hornets fans a chance to dream of a possible top-four finish.

Wenger signed a two-year contract extension in the summer despite the Gunners finishing in fifth place in the Premier League to miss out on a spot in the Champions League for the first time under the French boss.

Arsenal, who beat Everton 5-2 at the Goodison Park on Sunday, are already nine points behind current leaders Manchester City and already look like they will struggle to finish in the top-four this. The prospect of missing out on Champions League football in consecutive seasons has raised even more questions about Wenger’s long-term future at the north London club.

Former Arsenal striker Wright believes Silva would be very similar in style to his ex-Gunners boss George Graham.

“Well you can see that [why Silva is linked with Arsenal]. His teams are very organised,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“He definitely gets an uplight. He is a training ground manager. He is George Graham-esque. That’s what Arsenal need.”

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