Arsenal are still seen as the outsiders to win the race to appoint the former Barcelona and current Bayern Munich boss when he moves to the Premier League in the summer. Pep Guardiola has certainly sent the football media into a frenzy of speculation this week, though, as he declared that he would be coming to England but that no deal had been conclusively done as yet.
Maybe that statement was intended to not put too much pressure on Manuel Pellegrini at Man City, where is the favourite to end up but then why would he say he was coming to the Premier League in the first place if he wanted to ease the rumours?
It strikes me that Pep has done this to keep his options open and with reports suggesting that Man United and Chelsea have already been in touch to express their interest, the only club left he could be trying to encourage is Arsenal.
So a report in The Sun this morning which claims that Guardiola has told friends that the Gunners is the perfect place for him and his style of football certainly makes interesting reading.
This source apparently told the paper that the Spaniard said, “Do you imagine how much fun it would be for us to go to Arsenal and coach a squad full of so much attacking talent that matches our philosophy completely? But it is not the most probable option.”
Well maybe it could be, if Arsene Wenger thinks it is the best thing for the club and decides to move upstairs a year early as he has previously suggested he would if the time was right. And for those Arsenal fans who feel that our spending power is not in the same league as the other three EPL clubs, do not forget that because of Wenger´s frugality we currently have around £200 million sat in the bank.
Do you think Arsenal have a chance of getting Guardiola_