Arsenal are reported to be lining up Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe as Arsene Wenger’s successor when the Frenchman calls it a day.
Wenger has just 12 months remaining on his current deal but it remains to be seen if he will pen a new one or walk away from the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.
If Wenger decides to call it a day, he could step aside to take another role at the club, and reports are rife that Howe is being targeted as the man to replace him.
Howe did a fine job when keeping the Cherries in the Premier League last season and has earned a reputation as being one of the best young coaches in the game, with the potential to go even further.
He is also one of the main reasons Gunners star Jack Wilshere opted to join Bournemouth on loan for the rest of the season.
The Gunners will no doubt consider a more high-profile appointment should Wenger move on, but reports are rife that Howe is a serious contender for the job in the future.