Arsene Wenger has backed on loan Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere to take over as manager when he retires from football.
The England midfielder will spend this season on loan at Bournemouth, after failing to make an impact at the gunners last season due to injuries.
But Wenger remains a firm believer in the academy graduate’s potential – both on the pitch and in a future role in the dugout.
“Certainly one day he will be in my seat,” Wenger said of Wilshere during his press conference on Friday.
“He has a real football brain and understands football. You know really, it’s in his genes. I see him in the future at this club of course. He will spend his life in football, he is a football man.
“He has an eye on everybody, it’s in him. You have that or you haven’t got it, but he is a real football man.”
Arsenal take on Southampton on Saturday after beginning the Premier League campaign with a win, a draw and a defeat to lie eighth after three games.