Date: 7th September 2016 at 6:59am
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AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has once again been linked with a potential move to Arsenal at the end of the season.

In July it was reported by the Daily Star that Howe could be set to be a target to replace Wenger.

The newspaper stated…

‘Arsenal have earmarked Eddie Howe as a potential successor to Arsene Wenger.

The report added…

‘Howe`s attractive brand of football and adventurous approach is being seen as a perfect fit in the corridors of power at the Emirates Stadium, with Wenger also a fan of his.

According to fresh reports in The Sun that feeling has not diminished.

66 year old Arsene Wenger has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Arsenal.

He initially joined Arsenal in 1996 and has gone on to win 3 Premier League titles and 6 FA Cups.

However, Arsenal have not won the Premier League for 12 seasons and it looks likely that Wenger will leave at the end of his contract.

The Sun have reported…

‘SunSport can reveal that the highly-regarded Bournemouth chief`s name is being discussed in the corridors of power at the Emirates.

The report added that Howe ‘has influential admirers at Arsenal who like his diligent approach.

Ahead of the sides first ever meeting in the league last December, Howe paid tribute to Wenger and Arsenal, telling the Daily Echo

‘…I have the utmost respect for the manager who has done an unbelievable job over a long period of time.

‘I have always enjoyed watching them play because there are always things you can take from them. Under Arsene Wenger, Arsenal have definitely had a bearing on my management career…’

‘…I have always admired their philosophy and how they play the game. I also admire them as a club because I think they are very well run and stable.

‘There is a lot to admire about Arsenal…’

Your Say…

Silent AFCB said…

It’s just such a massive risk for them I’m not sure if they will all vote on it, particually those with big percentage shares. If they went and got Simeone they are pretty much guaranteed top 4.

Forget the style that they play… They haven’t won the league since they ditched tactics similar to which Simeone uses.

I’m just not sure I can see them taking such a big risk when you have Mourinho, Guardiola, Cante, Klopp and Pocchettino at their direct competitors.
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