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Respected European Journalist Claims Major Update On Arsene Wenger’s Future

Arsene Wenger has yet to sign a new contract.

The Norwegian football journalist who was the first to bring news of Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Pérez’s transfers to Arsenal has this morning sensationally claimed that Arsene Wenger will step down as manager of the Gunners this season.

Indeed, Jan Aage Fjortoft has become one of the most reliable sources for Arsenal transfer news over the last few years, consequently any news the Norwegian breaks is viewed with great interest.

Although there has been much speculation over whether or not Wenger will remain in charge at the Emirates beyond this season, few concrete stories have emerged over recent weeks, other than a suggestion that Eddie Howe will succeed the legendary manager.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25:  Arsene Wenger the manager of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, first leg match between Arsenal and Monaco at The Emirates Stadium on February 25, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
(Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

However Fjortoft’s tweet this morning has given weight to claims that Wenger will see out the remainder of his of contract with Arsenal before stepping aside in the summer.

Although the news comes on the same day that the Daily Mail have reported that Diego Simeone will step down as manager of Atletico Madrid this summer, Fjortoft has tipped current Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, to replace Wenger.

While Tuchel maybe seen as an underwhelming appointment in the eyes of many Arsenal fans, Fjortoft’s claim that Wenger’s time is coming to an end will no doubt fuel a great deal of speculation over a possible alternative successors.


Author: The PA Team

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