Arsenal considering possible targets for Wenger’s replacement?
It’s no surprise to see that some Arsenal fans have already got on Arsene Wenger’s back this season, after a poor start to the campaign and prior to our latest signings, a poor transfer window as well. His actions have left Arsenal fans frustrated and whilst much of the fan base remains split on whether he should end his time with Arsenal this season, it seems as if the board may already be planning for life after Arsene.
It is pretty much set in stone that it seems Arsene Wenger will remain involved with Arsenal for as long as he desires, out of a matter of respect for what he’s done for Arsenal football club. Now this isn’t the right approach a football club should take, but I’ve come to accept that the board is unlikely to change that and so I’m expecting Wenger to remain for at least the remainder of the season. The thing is however that during the summer, Wenger himself hinted on a few occasions that he may be considering his future at Arsenal after this season closes, which has led to a few discussions on who could be the next Arsenal boss.
Arsenal have been linked a fair bit with Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, who has worked wonders on the south coast, taking them up through the divisions of the Football League, all the way up to the Premier League. His dedication and work ethic and of course his success towards one club is what has attracted Arsenal and it is possible they may be lining up the young manager as a possible replacement once Wenger goes.
Another manager to recently come to light is Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, who has been in charge of the German giants since Jurgen Klopp left to take over at Liverpool. Klopp was very much a fan favourite regarding a possible Wenger replacement before his move to Liverpool, however his successor at Dortmund has also supposedly impressed the bosses at Arsenal, after a showing a similar approach to the game. The Metro have reported the link and say that “Tuchel’s work with Mainz and Dortmund have drawn comparisons with Jurgen Klopp after he took a similar career path in the Bundesliga, and he has since shone in the Premier League with Liverpool.” Could Tuchel be a likely candidate for the role once Wenger leaves?
Of course Arsenal no longer have a pick of the bunch to chose from when it comes to managers. Many of the top range managers changed clubs this summer, including Guardiola and Conte, however Atletico’s Diego Simeone and Germany national team manager Joachim Low may still be available for when Arsenal come calling.
Arsene Wenger is in the final year of his current contract at Arsenal and he has said that he will not consider signing a new one until the end of the season. Could any of the names mentioned be in the position of Arsenal manager this time next year?