Arsenal could attempt to bring Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola to the Emirates at the end of next season.
As reported by the Evening Standard, it's been suggested that the former Barcelona boss could replace Arsene Wenger in north London in 2016.
Guardiola is expected to leave the Bundesliga giants when his contract runs in two years time, while it's also been suggested that Wenger may retire after an epic stay with the Gunners.
It appears, then, that Guardiola could take the top job at the Emirates, with many expecting him to eventually arrive in England's elite division. And Arsenal fans would certainly be excited by the potential appointment of Guardiola, as he's proved his credentials at both Barcelona and Munich in recent time.
City & United
Depending on possible vacancies at the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City, Arsenal may well have competition as they look to bring the Bayern boss to the club. Both Manchester clubs have been linked with moves for the 43-year-old in recent time, and Guardiola has even admitted that he could see himself in the Old Trafford dugout.
- Guardiola rejected Chelsea
- Guardiola rejected chance to sign Mesut Ozil in 2010
- Guardiola open to becoming Manchester United boss
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether the likes of Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini stay at the Manchester sides for the long term or whether they fail to impress. Arsenal, though, appear to be in the driving seat for Guardiola's signature, as Wenger's retirement could prove the ideal timing for the young manager to move to England.
Wenger, though, won't be thinking about ending his tenure with the club just yet, as he targets a successful last couple of seasons in charge of the side. After the Gunners ended their trophy drought last season, they will be desperate to add further silverware to the Emirates trophy cabinet this season.
The Gunners' immediate attention will turn to this weekend's Premier League clash, as they play host to strugglers Burnley. The north London side will be desperate to secure the victory after an inconsistent start to the season.
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