Ian Wright has likened Watford manager Marco Silva to George Graham, and believes Arsenal need a coach like him in charge.

The Portuguese manager has impressed during his short time at Watford. Under his leadership, Watford have won four of their opening nine Premier League matches, including a win over Arsenal.

They came close to another big scalp on Saturday, as they created a number of opportunities against Chelsea before losing 4-2. The 40-year-old is already being linked with the top jobs, and Ian Wright feels Arsenal could do with a manager of his style.

“Well you can see that [why Silva is linked with Arsenal]. His teams are very organised,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live (via Sports Review). “He definitely gets an uplight. He is a training ground manager. He is George Graham-esque. That’s what Arsenal need.”

Silva arrived in English football last season when he took over for Mike Phelan at Hull City. His appointment was met with scorn from pundits Paul Merson and Phil Thompson, who believed he “knew nothing about the Premier League” and dismissed his achievements at Estoril, Sporting CP and Olympiakos.

He improved Hull’s form, but unable to keep them in the Premier League. He went on to replace Walter Mazzarri at Watford in the summer. Talk of him replacing Arsene Wenger is a little premature, given Silva has yet to complete a full season in the Premier League.

In addition, Wenger is contracted at Arsenal until 2019, and any decision on his future will likely only be taken when the contract expires.