If Arsene Wenger is to go, Arsenal can learn from Man Utd's experience

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Two managers synonymous with their clubs: Arsenal's Arsene Wenger and retired Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Two managers synonymous with their clubs: Arsenal's Arsene Wenger and retired Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

These may sound like simple principles, obvious even, for a change at the top in any firm. But United's season has shown that there is an art to succession planning and that it went very wrong last year. Even if it does not need to this summer, the time will come when Arsenal should take heed.