Arsenal consider Eddie Howe & Thomas Tuchel as Arsene Wenger replacement

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This season, Arsene Wenger will lay claim to 20 years in charge of Arsenal. The Frenchman is an undisputed Premier League legend, however, the club have enjoyed limited success in the last decade.

The successor to Arsenal's leader will have a tough task on his hands but it is thought that the club already have two young, exuberant managers on their radar who could be perfect to take the baton.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe and Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel are the duo in question, with the former the most prominent name brought up with regards to the topic.


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According to the Mirror, Arsenal have already shown their interest in the Cherries manager and are said to be keen on his approach to the game and playing style - one that is similar to Arsenal's.

Howe recently acquired the sensational deadline day signing of Jack Wilshere, a Gunners player in desperate need of effective career management, and the north London club will be closely monitoring the situation to see if the exciting English manager can succeed.

After all, this is his first taste of dealing with a true household name, a player with true Premier League pedigree who is tipped to progress to the highest level - if he can remain injury free.

The 38-year-old will have to carefully integrate Wilshere into his system, and then perhaps give him the freedom to finally remind the world of football what he is truly capable of.

It is a stern examination of his Arsenal credentials. A key factor of managing at the highest level is dealing with players of this clout, managing their egos and giving them the tools with which to flourish.

From this perspective, Tuchel perhaps represents a more assured choice to succeed Wenger. The charismatic German essentially rebuilt Jurgen Klopp's tattered Dortmund side and got their big names playing to their highest level again - as well as integrating several others.

The German's CV is already of a much higher stature than that of Howe having operated at a much more advanced level while also utilising an aesthetically-pleasing style of play, something Arsenal will require.

Both potential replacements have their pros and cons. It is difficult to say which one would flourish more because football, sadly, is not that easy to predict - as every betting man will tell you.

However, one thing that is certain is Arsenal need a youthful injection and change of direction. Howe and Tuchel are the perfect candidates to spearhead such an inititative, at least on paper anyway.

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Thierry Henry
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