After 22 years in charge, three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, Wenger not only turned Arsenal into one of the world’s biggest football clubs, he also revolutionized the game in England.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman, who won two league titles under Wenger, hopes the club opts for an experienced manager with influence.
“What I want is an established manager that goes into the club and says, ‘I want this sort of money to buy these sorts of players,'” Seaman told CNN World Sport.
“I feel if someone goes in a little bit younger they won’t have the influence and it might just carry on the same way.”
We take a look at the list of managerial candidates who could replace the Frenchman in the Arsenal hot seat.
Despite reports that former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel had already agreed to join French club Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season, the German immediately became the bookies’ favorite to replace Wenger after his departure was announced.
Tuchel made his name with Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga, before moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2015 to replace Jurgen Klopp.
The 44-year-old endured a tumultuous time at the Westfalenstadion, winning the 2016-17 German Cup but leaving in acrimonious fashion just weeks later after falling out with the hierarchy.
That included a reportedly frosty relationship with Dortmund’s then head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, who has since moved to Arsenal to take up the same role.