Howe plays down rumours

Eddie Howe has brushed off suggestions that he is in line to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and remains focused on Bournemouth.

Arsenal: Howe plays down rumoursArsenal: Howe plays down rumours

The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of this season and, if he finally leaves, the north Londoners will need a replacement.

Not for the first time the Cherries boss was this week linked to the post, if and when Wenger decides to call it a day, but he is playing down the talk.

“I’d rather be linked doing something right than the other way, but my only focus is winning with Bournemouth,” Howe said.

“I am loyal. I love the town and I want to continue that association for as long as possible.

“It’s meaningless (the rumours). I don’t want to hear it. I don’t need to hear it. I just want to win games.

“It’s very hard to predict the future. If you try to then you come unstuck. In football management, you live week to week.

“You turn a blind eye to speculation and anyone that tells me about it I believe it is not meaningful, and it doesn’t help me get results for this club.”

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