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Five managers who could replace Arsene Wenger

Following Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in the League Cup final, critics and some Arsenal supporters are once again calling for Gunners manager Arsene Wenger to leave the club. FourFourTwo assesses five potential candidates the North London side could target, should they decide to replace their long-serving Frenchman...

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Thomas Tuchel

First on the list is a manager currently on a sabbatical, Thomas Tuchel. The 44-year old German is famed for his proactive footballing philosophy, adopting a form of positional play which has earned him praise from the likes of Pep Guardiola.

This would fit in nicely with Arsenal’s renowned model of playing attractive football, often taking precedence to results, something the Arsenal management and some fans alike pride themselves on.

Tuchel's positive record working with youngsters is a plus especially for a club loaded with talent like Arsenal,

Tuchel has had successful spells with Bundesliga sides Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund, famously guiding the former to two Europa League appearances in his four seasons at the club, whilst maintaining a 62 per cent win rate with the latter, along with a DFB Pokal (German Cup) title in his final season at Signal Iduna Park in 2016/17.

However, both of those spells ended on bad terms; Tuchel famously fell out with Mainz’s chairman over the lack of funds to purchase the players he wanted.

At Dortmund, the former Stuttgarter Kickers defender had an unpleasant relationship with the club’s hierarchy, which included current Arsenal chief scout Sven Mislintat. Tuchel also had disagreements with a few of Dortmund’s experienced players who he did not see as part of his plans for the future, proving his man management skills are far from perfect.

Tuchel is viewed as a progressive young coach

Should Tuchel be appointed at The Emirates, Arsenal’s board should be prepared to fully back his prospective transfers and vision for the club, which have more often than not, turned out well. His positive record working with youngsters is a plus especially for a club loaded with talent like Arsenal, but the young German coach will have to resolve his personal feud with Mislintat and adopt greater maturity in dealing with his superiors to flourish at Arsenal.

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