Arsenal are lining up Eddie Howe as the successor to Arsene Wenger, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The Frenchman is entering the final year of his current contract with the north London side and talks over a new deal have yet to begin, although it’s believed that should he choose to continue in the role, Arsenal would be more than willing to keep him on.
However, after it was heavily reported that the Football Association had looked to replace Roy Hodgson with Arsene Wenger, the Daily Star claim that the Arsenal board would not have stood in the way of the 66-year-old had he decided to take the role. Despite this, Sam Allardyce and Steve Bruce were the only two candidates who were formally interviewed and the former was chosen for the job.
With Wenger entering his final season in charge of the club, it’s believed that Howe is seen as the man who can continue the current brand of football that the legendary Frenchman has introduced to the club, after an impressive campaign in charge of Bournemouth – keeping them in the Premier League despite being odds on favourites to be relegated.
It seems pretty unlikely that the reports would contain a lot of truth of them, what’s viable is that the club were willing to allow Wenger to take the job with the England international team if he no longer wanted the Arsenal one, while scouting Bournemouth boss Howe seems like the chief executives of the club considering a number of names, with the 38-year-old being a name who cropped up.
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