Madrid to step up Wenger interest

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Real Madrid are set to step up their interest in Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, according to The Daily Express.

Despite leading Barcelona in La Liga by five points, Jose Mourinho's inability to topple the Catalans during head-to-heads in the league and recently in the Copa del Rey quarter-final have led to frustration on the part of the Madrid board.

Wenger has often been linked with a move to Madrid, amid a seven-year trophyless spell at the Premier League outfit.

As reported on Wednesday, Wenger is reportedly one of two managers on Madrid's shortlist to take over from Mourinho, who has won just one trophy last season as Barcelona scooped the European Cup and the La Liga title.

Their is evidence that Wenger's lack of success at Arsenal is starting to grate on the fans, after the Frenchman was booed for replacing Andrey Arshavin with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against Manchester United, a reaction that was compounded by Danny Welbeck's late winner.

In addition, Wenger's transfer policy has often come under fire from fans and pundits alike, following a frenzy of spending late in the summer transfer window.

Many have attributed those late purchases to Arsenal's uncertain start in the Premier League, which as as result now sees them five points off the pace in the race for the fourth Champions League spot.

The 62-year-old is widely regarded as one of the world's best manager's having become the first foreign boss to win the Premier League title in 1998.

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