Arsenal are being seen as an outside chance at best of being the club that the current boss of Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola moves to in the summer when his current contract runs out at the end of this season. It was originally reported in the football press that it was a straight battle between Manchester United and City but that grew to include Chelsea once they sacked Jose Mourinho and now the Gunners are said to be in the mix as well.
The problem the media has is that they simply do not know, even though Guardiola has let it be known that this will definitely be his final season with the German Bundesliga giants. The news coming out of Munich is that the former Barcelona boss has already made his decision about which club to manage next but even if that is true, Pep is not saying.
But I wonder if Arsene Wenger, who would certainly be involved if the club were to get Guardiola to take over, has inadvertently let the cat out of the bag, as he spoke about the possibility of the Spaniard coming to the English Premier League.
The Arsenal boss spoke very highly of Guardiola and what he brings to the game, during the press conference reported by the Arsenal website. Even though the Frenchman said that there should be chances for young and promising English managers, he thinks that there should be some balance and that the best coaches from overseas do bring something extra to the English game. But it was when he was asked specifically about Guardiola coming to England that Wenger said something interesting.
He replied, “You look to know much more than I do, but we might know the same things!”
I might be reading too much into this but it did appear as though Wenger was being deliberately cryptic and suggesting that he has more information than he is willing to pass on. And with a Metroreport claiming that Wenger has already made contact with Bayern boss it is starting to look a lot more likely that we will pip our Premier League rivals. After all, why would the prof know what Guardiola was going to do next season, unless it involves Arsenal?