Leicester City manager Claude Puel has said that Arsenal will wait for few years for adapting to life without French manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger, who joined Arsenal in 1996, is expected to end his 22-year association with the Gunners on Sunday 13.

Puel, who played under the 68-year-old during his time at Monaco, has warned the North-London side that they will spend several years being in crisis.

“Wenger is a great loss for Arsenal,” Puel said. “After a few years they can come back at a good level. But it is difficult when a club have had success like this and must replace the manager and sometimes replace valuable or great players.”

“It will be difficult for the new manager. Perhaps the new manager or great managers will like different options or possibilities. I hope the fans and club do not regret their choice because he has had a massive impact as manager of Arsenal for 22 years.”

“How can you replace him? It is always tough – like after Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. [Wenger] has had a lot of possibilities to manage different clubs and great clubs in Europe and he stayed always, to give his best and continue to build. If he goes to other clubs, he can have a fantastic team and can perhaps win the Champions League.”

Massimiliano Allegri and Luis Enrique are the favourites names to replace Wenger, but Puel believes that it will be impossible replace Wenger.

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