Arsenal ‘should‘ve given manager‘s job to Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira‘

William Gallas surprised Arsenal didn‘t give manager‘s job to legends Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira and warns Unai Emery may struggle to win fans over

Former Arsenal captain William Gallas cannot understand why Patrick Vieira or Thierry Henry are not set to take over from .

are expected to confirm the appointment of former boss Unai Emery as the new head coach later this week.

Gallas, signed by Wenger as part of the deal which took Ashley Cole to Chelsea on transfer deadline day in September 2006, believes Arsenal should have given the job to someone who already knows the club inside out.

‘To be honest I‘m a little bit surprised Unai Emery will be the manager. I expected to see the former legend players like Patrick Vieira or Thierry Henry,‘ Gallas said on Sky Sports News.

‘Personally I didn‘t understand why they didn‘t go to speak to them and offer them that job.

‘They did a lot for that club. When Arsenal won some trophies, it‘s because that type of player was there. They know the club very well, all the fans like them.‘

Gallas believes Spaniard Emery must hit the ground running.

He said: ‘I think for the next year, we will see what Arsenal are going to do because they will be under pressure.

‘If Unai Emery goes to Arsenal, he will need to get results – and it won‘t be easy.‘