By Alex Taylor
Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn believes Eddie Howe will not leave the club until the Cherries are an established Premier League team.
Howe, 38, has developed a reputation as one of the most promising young coaches in English football after guiding Bournemouth from League Two to the Premier League.
The Sun have linked Howe with a sensational move to the Emirates but Mostyn believes he will stay at the south coast club past next summer.
“Any man of talent is going to be sought after,” Mostyn said on TalkSPORT.
“Eddie is a Bournemouth boy through and through. He has been with the football club since he was ten. There is unfinished business.
“He wants to ensure that if and when he does move on he will leave a legacy. A legacy that will ensure AFC Bournemouth are a Premier League side, not a side that is aspiring to retain its position every year.
“He has made it clear that over the next two or three years hopefully we can establish ourselves as a thoroughbred Premier League side and only then would he consider moving on.”
It would represent one of the biggest managerial moves in modern football if Howe was to replace Arsene Wenger as the top-man in north London.
The Gunners boss has been at the helm for 20 years and is currently the longest-serving manager in the Premier League.
Howe guided Bournemouth to a 16th placed finish in England’s top-tier last season, finishing just five points above the relegation zone.
His team have struggled to get going in their current domestic campaign though, picking up just one point from their first three fixtures.
They lost to Manchester United and West Ham before securing a point against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Howe convinced Arsenal player Jack Wilshere to join Bournemouth on a season-long loan in one of the summer’s biggest domestic transfer stories, and he’s hoping the Arsenal midfielder will inspire his team to new heights.