Date: 23rd November 2007 at 2:14pm
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Arsene Wenger suggests the FA should think long and hard over the appointment of the next England manager, and claims this could be a blessing in disguise.

Steve MClaren was dismissed after a pathetic attempt at qualifying for next summers Euro 2008 tournament and Le Boss says if the FA think deeply about the Brolly wielders replacement, then good things can happen.

Wenger said: ‘I don’t want to come out and say what I think these measures should be, but I feel the FA need deep thinking for what happened and find solutions.

‘They can’t just appoint a new coach and think England will win the World Cup in 2010.

‘After France failed to qualify in 1994 [manager] Gerard Houllier was straight away sacrificed in a little bit of a similar game. That is a good example for England [because] the France players that lost then became world champions.’

‘Not all but most. [Emmanuel] Petit, [Didier] Deschamps played in this game and they became world champions and European champions afterwards. That is what I mean – don’t slaughter the players because the England national team has good players.’

Then the Arsenal manager showed his true class by offering to help, in anyway he can, the FA who has caused him so much misery over the years.

‘I am always happy to help if I can,’ Wenger told Arsenal.com.

‘I am not sure I am really gifted for that, but if they want to know my opinion – and it is a confidential one – then I am always happy.’