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Outgoing Arsenal manager Wenger (photo credit: TalkSport

A former France defender Marcel Desailly has said an Ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is too old to lead German side Bayern Munich, Concise News reports.

Wenger, 70, has been pencilled down as one of the favourites to take over from Niko Kovac who was dismissed on Sunday after their 5-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.

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However, Desailly, a former Chelsea star, noted that the Frenchman is not fit enough to become the coach of a top side like Bayern Munich.

According to the French World Cup winner, although Wenger can help in building up the team’s philosophy, at 70, he might be too old to face the rigours of the job.

“No, he should not be in the dugout. It’s not for him any more,” he said on beIN Sport. “He has great possibilities to restructure, to build up the philosophy of the club, towards the first team and the academy.

“But as a frontline, we don’t see him anymore. He’s 70 years old.”

Arsenal Mistake? 

Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has faulted Arsenal’s signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lyon for a club-record of £75million in the summer.

Bowyer noted that Arsenal manager Unai Emery should have signed Harry Maguire as the club needed a defensive cover.

“Defensively Arsenal are frail, they concede too many goals,” he told Skysports. “Their centre-halves have been a problem for years.

“It’s not just been this season, it’s been for a while now. But they would rather spend £75million on a winger than a centre-back.

“Harry Maguire would have been perfect for them, why didn’t they get him?”