Arsenal make moves to sign Tuchel

Despite all the protest and another disappointing result, Arsenal fans are no closer to knowing whether or not Arsene Wenger will depart from his post as manager at the end of the season and the uncertainty is certainly proving to be very damaging.

The English press have not been too useful as well, coming up with various unconfirmed reports of contrasting nature and now even a popular German publication has jumped into the act.

According to the BILD, claims have been made that Arsenal are planning for life without Wenger next season and have identified Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel as the ideal replacement, already establishing contacts with the German manager over a potential move.

Redknapp and Souness believes Arsenal will miss out on a top four finish

Arsenal’s hopes of winning the title as well as the Champions League dissipated quite quickly over the past few weeks and now the Gunners look like they might even miss out on their customary top four finish after falling to 6th place in the table following a disappointing 3-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion.

Sky Sports pundits, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness were not left impressed with Arsenal’s performance against West Brom and the duo have made a bold claim that the Gunners as well as Manchester United will miss out on a top four finish this season.

Redknapp told Sky Sports, "I think Arsenal will miss out, possibly United as well. From Liverpool's point of view to keep that run going against the top sides is fantastic.

"Now though you are in the lap of the gods. You hope all your players come back from international duty fresh and with no injuries because there are so many important games to come.

"Man City go against Arsenal next and then Chelsea before facing Southampton. There are big games to come but both Man City and Liverpool will finish in the top four."

Souness echoed Redknapp’s sentiments by saying, "Tottenham got away with it without Harry Kane. They have got to get him back sooner or later or they will risk not making the top four.

"The two teams we saw [Liverpool and Manchester City] the managers will be saying, 'If only we can play like that between now and the end of the season'. Things can change over nine or 10 games but right now I will say United and Arsenal won't make it."

Arsenal target dismisses transfer rumors

Monaco possess a number of quality young players in their squad but arguably the most exciting one taking Europe by storm at the moment is the sensational Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe has burst into the scene for Monaco this season and his wonderful performances have seen the 18-year-old attract the interest from a host of elite clubs, including Arsenal.

The wonderkid seems to be well aware of the reports linking him to English clubs but has insisted that he is currently only focused on Monaco.

Mbappe said, “I would not say that what I do is extraordinary. I would just say that I am able to do what I know best. I would not say it's extraordinary.

“Extraordinary is a player who can score 60 goals. There are not a lot. Otherwise I think we would overuse the term. I would not say it's amazing but I'm on a good run.

"Sorry, but I do not look at what the English press say. I remain very calm around this attention I get. I get up in the morning and I go to practice like everyone else. I try to work to improve myself every day and I try to do on the pitch what I do during the training sessions. For now, it works well."

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+1 #3 Macgooner56 2017-03-20 19:24
If we couldn't afford him then we really have been mugged off, of course we can, we can afford any manager and any player,but we won't because Arsenal Plc doesn't work like that. Wenger knows he's destroying the fan base of the club he claims to love yet continues to do so, I now despise Wenger for what he's doing and I despise Kroenke and the board for the damage they are wreaking on our once great club, it's gonna get worse chaps,
+1 #2 Paul 2017-03-20 17:57
I think Arsenal can afford him - Arsene Wenger is getting millions and the same should be good enough for Tuchel. I have been an Arsene supporter for a long time but I believe he has stayed one year too long and the atmosphere at the club is now way too toxic and he has to realize that for the good of the club he loves, he should hang it up now and not wait until it gets much worse... which it will. The players are now naturally all affected by this tremendous drumbeat of adverse negativity and it's not hard to see why the results are so poor, and will get even worse until something is sorted out. Such a shame, shame, shame!
#1 david molobi 2017-03-20 11:57
Can Arsenal afford him though?