- Arsenal are resigned to losing Arsene Wenger at the end of the season
- Arsenal chief executive, Ivan Gazidis thinks Wenger wouldn't sign an extension
- The Frenchman's contract at the club expires at the end of the season
- The Arsenal board want a young English manager as Wenger's replacement
Arsenal chiefs are resigned to losing long time coach Arsene Wenger and have already identified a replacement for the Frenchman.
Wenger's contract expires at the end of the season and Goal.com claims The English FA, Inter Milan and PSG are considering approaching the 66 year old Frenchman.
“My contract runs until the end of the season. What I will do after will depend a little bit on how the season goes,” Wenger recently said.
It is believed that the former AS Monaco coach will step down this season if he can win the Premier League.
According to Goal.com, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has been selected by Gunner board room members as the man to replace Wenger.
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The board is impressed with his attacking style of play and are encouraged by the fact that he is young and English.
Arsenal chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, has already hinted that Arsene Wenger may not sign a new contract come the end of the season.
“Arsenal is not Arsene Wenger. They’re not one in the same thing,” Gazidis said on Thursday.
“He’s been clear and we’ve always been clear, that’s a mutual decision as to how long he’ll continue. “Both need to be on the same page on that. In a football sense, he has transformed the club.”
Arsenal have had a strong start to the season, having gone unbeaten since the opening weekend (defeat to Liverpool) with seven wins and two draws in all competitions.
Wenger has won three Premier League titles, six FA Cups, a Champions League final appearance during his 20 year stay at the Gunners.