By Amir Mir
Eddie Howe has been linked with the Arsenal manager’s job, and supporters on Twitter have mixed views on the news.
The Sun have claimed that the 38-year-old Bournemouth manager’s name is currently being discussed by the Arsenal hierarchy.
The news wasn’t to everyone’s liking, and some Arsenal fans believe big-name players would not join the club if Howe was appointed manager.
Others questioned whether the Bournemouth manager is a big enough name in to be put in charge of the Premier League giants.
However, other supporters were quick to defend Howe and pointed out that Wenger was relatively unknown in the football world when he started at Arsenal.
Top players from the continent aren't going to sign for Arsenal if Eddie Howe is the coach. Just not going to happen.
— MC (@mediocentroEN) September 7, 2016
Fans that dismiss Eddie Howe because of he isn’t a “name” would do well to revise The Arsenal’s History
Mee,GG,Wenger all left field choices
— Andy (@yorkshiregunner) September 7, 2016
Eddie howe as manager and Wenger going upstairs in a total nightmare, we need a world class manager and Wenger needs to go sit on a beach
— simon AFC (@afcufcfan) September 7, 2016
Arsenal are not one of only a small handful of clubs that can offer high wages. Why would a star player come play for Eddie Howe?
— Sántï (@goonersanti) September 7, 2016
Lol imagine this. We all want Wenger out to get a top manager and then we replace with Eddie Howe. Would be typical Arsenal.
— Woy (@youknowme__1) September 7, 2016
It'll be an anomaly to say Eddie Howe won't survive at Arsenal cause he's not a big manager. News flash mate: Wenger was average at first
— Gooner_esque (@lloydfame) September 7, 2016
Eddie Howe kind of makes me think of Moyes. Good at the level he's at but going to be overwhelmed at a bigger job.
— You Are My Arsenal (@YouAreMyArsenal) September 7, 2016
Howe kept the Cherries in the Premier League last season with a 16th place finish, after leading them to promotion as winners of the Championship in the 2014/15 campaign. It is understood that the highly-regarded manager has influential admirers at the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger’s contract runs out at the end of the season and the long-serving manager is yet to make a decision on his future.
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