Arsenal fans react on Twitter as Bundesliga high flyer reveals he could make stunning move
By Matt Farr
Arsenal have reportedly lined up Ralph Hasenhuttl as the long-term replacement for Arsene Wenger – and fans have reacted in shock.
The Sun reports that the RB Leipzig boss could sensationally succeed the long-serving Arsenal boss when his time at the club comes to an end.
Speaking in his latest press conference, Hasenhuttl referred to the Sun article as “a well-researched story”, as he appeared to confirm that the north London club have indeed made contact.
“It was a well-researched story,” the Austrian said, as quoted by the Sun. “There was a lot of truth to it.
“I have heard of worse fates than succeeding the longest-serving manager in England.”
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Wenger continues to come under fire for his recent lack of silverware and management decisions, and many groups of fans have called for him to either retire or step down.
However, there are still large groups that believe Wenger is the right man for the job. But there have not yet been talks to extend the Frenchman’s contract, which expires at the end of the season and could bring down the curtain on his remarkable 20-year reign.
Furthermore, Arsenal are wary that the hunt for a suitable replacement won’t be an easy one, and have already started their search, throwing Hasenhuttl into the hat – and Gunners fans have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions.
Here is a selection of their messages:
— Jack Kinnersley (@KinnersleyJ) December 2, 2016
— Señor Maravilla (@arsenalx95) November 30, 2016
— Footballing Hero (@FootballingHero) November 30, 2016
— Dave Robins (@robbohdr) November 30, 2016
— wearearsenal (@overlandandsea2) November 30, 2016
Should Arsenal replace Wenger with Hasenhuttl?
— sudi juma (@SudiJumaa) November 30, 2016
The Austrian manager, 49, has drawn the plaudits this season for leading newly-promoted RB Leipzig to the top of the German Bundesliga table after 12 games. With nine wins, they are one of only two remaining unbeaten sides in the division – the other being sixth-placed Hoffenheim.
They have won their last seven league games, and hope to extend that run against Schalke on Saturday. They are also the league’s joint highest goalscorers (with Dortmund – 27), even more than Bayern Munich.
Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe has also been linked with the position this week. Other names who have been associated with the job include Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone and former Gunners captain, Patrick Vieira.
In other Arsenal news, Hector Bellerin has lifted the lid on his success at the Emirates Stadium.