Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe targeted to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal next seasonPublished September 7, 2016
Arsenal fans, be careful what you wish for.
The calls from supporters for boss Arsene Wenger to step down at the Emirates appear to have intensified, with every passing year, with even the most die hard of Wenger fans believing it’s time for a change at the club.
The 66-year-old’s contract in North London is set to expire at the end of this season, and there is growing speculation that this campaign, could be Wenger’s last at the helm, after twenty years with the Gunners.
And, a report from The Sun on Wednesday, only heightens such rumours, with the paper suggesting that the Arsenal hierarchy are strongly considering Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, as Wenger’s replacement, should the Frenchman step down at the end of the season.
The report suggests that Howe has been earmarked as a long term successor to Wenger, due to his management style, and approach, though it must be stressed that The Sun claims that the Arsenal board would like to see the iconic Frenchman extend his contract at the Emirates and will only turn to Howe if Arsene Wenger decides to leave the club at the end of the season.