Jurgen Klopp lined up for Premier League job

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Arsenal are lining up a move for soon to be available Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp.

According to German football news publication Kicker Magazine, Klopp is a 'prime candidate' for Arsenal with the current Dortmund boss confirming his departure at the end of the season in a press conference last week.

Of course, there's the small fact that Arsenal currently have a manager, and a very good one at that. Arsene Wenger has guided Arsenal to second in the Premier League table and another FA Cup final appearance.

Despite recent fan unrest, Wenger seems to have weathered the storm and is again now back in (most) fans' good books.

To account for this fact, Kicker claims that Wenger will be moved upstairs into another role at the club.

It doesn't say whether this would be a director of football style position or simply a role on the board, although it's safe to say that Klopp probably wouldn't be too happy working with Wenger's shadow looming over him.

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Klopp was heavily linked to the Gunners when Wenger was under pressure, before he delivered the FA Cup last season.

Wenger, who has been in the job since the mid-90s and managed more than 1,000 games, is expected to depart the Emirates Stadium sooner rather than later and the opportunity to appoint a manager with the pedigree of Klopp's doesn't come around too often.

But it's difficult to escape the conclusion that the timing is just not quite right. Wenger has Arsenal on the upward trend - a Premier League title is a possibility with this squad if the Gunners can get lucky with injury next season.

There's little to suggest that Wenger is losing his touch or his passion for the job, and it doesn't make sense to force out a club legend for anyone, even someone with Klopp's resume.

What do you think Arsenal fans - should the Gunners go for Klopp or stick with Arsene?

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