Everton’s chief shareholder Farhad Moshiri is ready to make a shock move to take Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to Goodison Park to replace Sam Allardyce if he is sacked by the Gunners, according to a report.

The Daily Star claim on their website that the Toffees’ owner has identified the 68-year-old Frenchman as his ideal manager to take the club forward after their faltering campaign, which saw Ronald Koeman sacked before Allardyce arrived at the helm.

However it is said that Moshiri has already sharpened the axe for the former England boss, and is eyeing up new candidates to take over, with the under-fire Arsenal coach reported to be his number one target in what would be a shock move.

The Premier League stalwart, who has been with the Gunners for over two decades, has seen his place come under pressure once again following the club’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton on Sunday, which was their fourth consecutive defeat, the first time the north London side have suffered such a run in 16 years.

Football Insider verdict

Arsene Wenger moving to Everton would no doubt be one of the most stunning moves in the recent history of the Premier League, not least because it is hard to imagine the French boss anywhere else than with the Gunners. He has been at the helm for longer than some of his players have been alive, and at 68-years-old, many would expect him to retire from the game rather than take up a new challenge with another Premier League side. As for Everton, they have had no success with experienced managers this season, and perhaps instead of going for a top flight icon, they need to inject some young blood into their managerial outfit.

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