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Arsenal have approached Thomas Tuchel over manager's job - report

Arsenal have approached Tuchel over manager's job - report

19/03/2017 at 20:58Updated 19/03/2017 at 22:15

Arsenal have reportedly approached Thomas Tuchel about taking over from Arsene Wenger, but his preference is to stay with Borussia Dortmund.

However they also stress that Tuchel's preference is to stay with Dortmund, which would leave Juventus' Max Allegri as the main contender.

If the offer exists - even if Tuchel rejects it - it would confirm that Wenger has decided to leave Arsenal after 21 years in charge.

Wenger's contract is up at the end of the season but has a two-year extension on the table, leaving the decision over his future squarely with him.

Thomas Tuchel reportedly wants to stay with Dortmund.

Thomas Tuchel reportedly wants to stay with Dortmund.AFP

A portion of the club's fan base has made it clear that they want Wenger to leave and after the 3-1 defeat to West Brom on Saturday the Frenchman hinted that an announcement was close.

"I know what I will do," said Wenger to reporters after the game. "You will soon know."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerReuters

The Gunners are currently sixth in the Premier League and are in danger of missing out on Champions League football next season.

They will face Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

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