In a move that would certainly continue a footballing philosophy, Pep Guardiola has been linked with replacing Arsene Wenger at Arsenal once the Frenchman leaves the North London club.
Guardiola said after his departure from Barcelona last summer, that he wanted to take at least a year break from the game, and with Wenger yet to commit to a longer deal than his one that expires in 2014, the Spanish manager may get 2 years to party up in LA or whatever paradise he’s in.
Pep’s Barcelona side knocked Arsenal out of the Champions League on two separate occasions, so Wenger is sure to know all about his philosophies. For the last few seasons, Arsenal have used a style of play extremely similar to Barca’s, especially this season, with Gervinho finding himself up front ala Messi.
Arsenal 7-year trophy draught has surely become a burden for Missour Wenger, and while it is doubtful he will ever get sacked, he may choose to retire when his contract comes to an end. Former Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez is convinced that his former manager will be at the Emirates sooner rather than later.
“"[Guardiola] will soon return to the game. I think he'll go to England. He'd be perfect for Arsenal," Marquez told Spanish radio.