Germany manager Joachim Low is reportedly the leading candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager during the summer.
Low has done a superb job as manager of Die Mannschaft since being appointed in 2006, and lead his country to World Cup glory in Brazil in 2014.
According to ESPN sources the Gunners board see the 58-year-old as having the perfect blend of tactical knowledge and ability to deal with star players.
Low’s contract with Germany runs until Euro 2020, although it is thought he may be tempted to take on his first managerial job since he coached Austria Vienna in 2004, after this summers World Cup in Russia.
Despite Arsenal putting in an excellent performance and beating AC Milan 2-0 in the San Siro last night, ESPN’s source also revealed that the club’s players have lost all faith in Wenger and are eager to see him depart the Emirates.
“A lot of the players don’t want Wenger,”
“They are not happy with his tactics and the training.
“The players don’t want any particular manager to come in — some speak about Thierry Henry, Carlo Ancelotti and even Rafa Benitez — but they are really frustrated.
“A lot of them are also unhappy about the sale of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United. Alexis could be difficult at times, but the players think it sent the wrong message to sell him to a rival.” The source is credited with saying.
The Gunners currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League and are on course to finish in their lowest league position in over 20 years.