Are Arsenal looking for a new manager for next season?

RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuettl has seemingly confirmed reports linking him with the Arsenal job.

Arsene Wenger is into the final season of his current contract, and with his side currently in top form due to his creative management, you wouldn’t have been surprised to see a new deal offered.

The Frenchman does not appear to have been offered a new extension to his contract as of yet, and one of those linked as his potential successor has now seemingly revealed that talks have taken place for him to take on the role.

“It was a well-researched story,” Hasenhuttl said in his press-conference.

“There was a lot of truth to it. I have heard of worse fates than succeeding the longest-serving manager in England. It’s not damaging my reputation, is it?

“We don’t have to put too much thought into it. I have found my luck here.”

Leipzig manager Hasenhuettl currently has his side sitting pretty on top of the Bundesliga table, having gone unbeaten so far in the campaign, and may well be the first choice to take on from Wenger.

Eddie Howe is another candidate for the role, having impressed in his time as Bournemouth chief, but he has also played down reports that he is interesting in taking on the job.

The Gunners board have previously hinted that Wenger would be given the opportunity to stay as Arsenal manager until he decided he wanted to leave, but some sections of fans have made it clear that they want change to happen.

Does Wenger deserve an extension? Should Hasenhuettl be a serious candidate?

Pat J

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  1. Koss says:

    Personally I have had enough of wenger. We need someone to move this club ahead. Hope the boys will turn up today and grab those 3 points. COYG

  2. AsburtonGrove says:

    Wenger out all day long! Even if we win the league he has to go. Coyg!

  3. Arsenal Boy says:

    I believe that Wenger is a great Manager. The greatest manager in the history history of Arsenal football club. He has achieved a lot and probably deserves a statue. However, considering how lethargic the Arsenal team has been on the pitch in recent seasons, coupled with continued lack of trophies, you have the feeling that even if the Barcelona or Real Madrid players were currently playing for Arsenal, the results wouldn’t be any different. Something has been got to give. I think Wenger was unable to make the paradigm paradigm shift in football management as a result, his performance index took a big hit. I think he needs a break in football Management. He’s been in the game for so long, he needs to take some time off and think about what next. Arsenal FI also need a break from him. Is Ralph the ideal ŕeplacement? I don’t know but if what I have been reading about his achievements are true, then he çould be another AW in the making (That is the pre 2005 Wenger)

  4. Justsoccerfan says:

    Yes we need a young energetic modern manager who can be at the touchline doing his job than just seat there like a zombie viewing fan.

  5. Onochie says:

    Seriously,enough of this “Wenger is the greatest manager Arsenal has had” for me,the first 10 years was the best years of Wenger at Arsenal,the other 10 years,he was giving the fans torture,being beaten home and Away,Playing God at the club to the detriment of the fans. With only 6 Fa cups,3 premier league and a couple of league cup with no Champions league in 20 years. Have you checked our away record against the big teams in the last 4 seasons?couldn’t beat mourinho and Gary monk,Did you think that Man U would be this great if they weren’t very successful on the pitch?winning everything? Every great Manager must win everything football has to offer. From 2006-date this club has been stagnant,going in circles. Wenger should have quietly left the club at least in 2014

  6. Olivier's toe says:

    You are all ungrateful knobheads!
    Wenger has the best record of any manager in Europe and you want to get rid of him and bring in a novice.
    We have not lost in the League since the opening day. We are 3 points away from the top of the table. He has won us European Champions League football for 17 years in a row.
    You think you can do better? twats

    1. rkw says:

      Another 4th place junkie high on past glories … A decade of falling behind top clubs is enough cold turkey even for biggest addicts surely … Time to move on and we will not win EPL or CL with current squad or first XI …. Window is an opportunity but wenger is to stubborn and arrogant to use it

    2. Jansen says:

      How does Wenger have the best record of any manager in Europe???? He has never won in Europe and it has been more than 12 years since he managed to win the PL!!!!

      He is a good guy, and if your aim is for him to make the owner the maximum money whilst keeping the team in the CL than he has done that. But a winner he is not any longer.

      This modern day sports, if you have not the CL ever, or your home league in more than 12 years, you are not a winner or successful. (Unless of course you now claim that was never our ambition)

    3. ThirdManJW says:

      @Olivier’s toe

      Normally I don’t write an aggressive response, but I’ll make an exception for you, considering you’re calling fans “twats” who only want what’s best for Arsenal FC.

      First of all, if you’re going to write a comment, you should know your facts you complete idiot! “Wenger has the best record of any manager in Europe”, sorry, but I can only laugh at that! It’s a false statement, which means you’re either a troll, or you are an Arsenal fan, but has no knowledge of our history. Wenger has never won a European competition for us, George Graham did! Graham is therefor better than Wenger in Europe! Also, Wenger has lost more games in the Champions League than any other manager IN HISTORY! Every year Arsenal get humiliated in Europe, and have steadily been going down hill, and you think a new manager will actually do worse?

      By the sounds of your other comment, you only judge a manager on current form, not all of the unsuccessful years in the lead up to this season. Very interesting way of thinking. Also, if you’ve been watching Arsenal this season, you’ll notice how poor we’ve been, and it’s only sheer luck of poor finishing from our opponents, that we haven’t lost more games.

      You’re a disgrace of a fan because you’d rather see the club and the majority fans suffer, just so your beloved God Wenger can stay in charge. Personally I think you’re a troll anyway, or certainly someone who lacks any knowledge of football whatsoever! Wenger out, and take the AKB idiots with you!

  7. Jansen says:

    Look, sadly Wenger is once again failing to get his squad to play up to its potential with an other struggling campaign.

    IMO we might have the best squad in the PL yet, with luck on our side, we are struggling in 4th.
    I say struggling, because I know the object fans know our last performance worthy of consideration was against Chelsea in September. Since then we have scapped buy with lucky draws against Spurs, ManU and PSG.

    We could do a lot worse than Wenger but unfortunately, as time goes on we realise that with him as manager we are not going to do any better. So if trophies are your ambition, it’s time to roll the dice and bring in a top manager.

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