Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will “come into Arsenal’s thinking” as a replacement for Arsene Wenger when the Frenchman finally opts to end his spell in charge of the Gunners, according to Jamie Carragher.
“We want to see English managers getting good jobs and look at the job he has done at Bournemouth,” the former England international told MNF.
“The big thing for Arsenal when Wenger eventually leaves is, will it be a case of: ‘We want a shift, or do we want to continue building on Wenger’s philosophy?’
“If they are not winning titles or European Cups over the next few years – as I see Wenger staying and signing a new contract – then the issue for the board and the supporters will be they probably will want a change.
“But because Wenger is so influential and runs right through the club, how will that affect the club?
“So I am sure Howe will come into their thinking, but it is a big jump from Bournemouth to Arsenal as a manager. But if anyone in that bottom half has the credibility to do that, then by the way he has set up his team, Eddie Howe does.”