New name emerges as Arsenal managerial ‘front-runner’

Date published: Sunday 4th March 2018 10:52

Arsenal have identified Germany head coach Joachim Low as their favourite to take over from Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners are planning an end-of-season review into Wenger’s performance this summer, with an original shortlist of seven names being written up.

But Rob Draper of the Daily Mail suggests that Germany’s Low is the new favourite – although Arsenal face a ‘complex’ situation in trying to negotiate an early exit from his national team contract, which has two years remaining.

Draper acknowledges that Low would represent ‘a risk’ as an appointment, as the 58-year-old has not managed at club level since 2004.

He has enjoyed remarkable success with the German national team however, reaching the semi-final stage at least in five consecutive major international tournaments.

Arsenal also feel Low would have a similar effect to Wenger in that he could tempt young German talents to the club, much as the current manager was key in signing a number of French starlets.

It might be bad news for Low, however. Paul Merson reckons Wenger’s replacement is getting sacked within a year.


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