Thomas Tuchel

Arsenal have made an approach for Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel

Potential Wenger successor

Huge Arsenal news has broken in Germany. Bild report that the Gunners have approached Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel in the hope that he’ll succeed Arsene Wenger.

It would appear to confirm the Frenchman will leave the club.

There has been speculation around Wenger’s future for months. Saturday’s defeat to West Brom appears to be the final straw. It was their fourth defeat in five games and it meant that they dropped down to sixth place.

Bild is usually a quite reliable source so this news is huge for Arsenal fans. Tuchel hasn’t won any trophies with Dortmund since succeeding Jurgen Klopp in 2015 but his style of play has attracted plaudits from supporters and pundits alike. He’s building a young team at Dortmund and might reject the offer.

Other contenders

The club have previously been linked with Max Allegri. If those reports were true then the move for Tuchel would suggest that Allegri would prefer to remain in Turin. Arsene Wenger said that he’s reached a decision on his career.

Conflicting reports about contracts are confusing fans, who want confirmation from the man himself.