Arsenal Legend Paul Merson wants Arsenal to hire Conte if he’s sacked by Chelsea

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Arsenal have been told to replace manager, Arsene Wenger with Antonio Conte, should the Italian leave Chelsea.

Wenger signed a two-year contract last summer but many predict this could be his final season in charge at the Emirates.

For Conte, the Italian is on the verge of being sacked after a difficult start to 2018 and fractures in his relationship with his employers.

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Former Arsenal player, Paul Merson said the Gunners should take advantage of the situation, believing Conte could greatly improve the Gunners’ defence.

He told Sky Sports, “The day he [Conte] leaves Chelsea, if I was Arsenal, I’d be straight on the phone.

“Arsenal need someone like him. He upsets people but he wants you to play a certain way and he will make you rock solid at the back.

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