Arsene Wenger Drops Hint Over Who His Next Arsenal Captain Will Be

Mauricio Pochettino, left, and Arsene Wenger at Wembley Stadium, London, February 10.

Meanwhile, Wenger still remains under contract for another season, amidst vast unpopularity with the supporter base and a strong grassroots movement to see him replaced.

Tuchel led Dortmund to the German Cup in 2017, but was dismissed three days later amid tensions with chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke. "I've always worked my whole life about with the idea of who you are rather than how you look so I'm not too concerned about that".

And finally, Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann wants his future resolved before he goes to the World Cup with France in the summer, according to Sky Sports.

The board has finally been forced to take notice, as proceeds from home fixtures plummet, and are now actively in the market for a new head coach.

However, reports have consistently linked the Netherlands-born midfielder with a move back to his former club, with Wenger said to have offered the 25-year-old a pre-contract ahead of next term.

Tuchel was apparently set to join Bayern Munich, but a report in Sport Bild said he had rejected the chance to succeed Jupp Heynckes in favour of a move overseas.

The Premier League is where it is most miserable for Wenger at the moment, and with desperate Stoke City coming to the Emirates next weekend, Arsenal will be focusing on finishing the domestic season strongly.

"He has a long history with the club, strong link with the club". The fast paced, counter-attacking approach of the former Mainz and Dortmund manager will suit the Arsenal style of play.

Carlo Ancelotti, Joachim Low and Mikel Arteta have also been touted as potential successors to Wenger.

  • Angelo Rivera