Arsenal have reportedly made Thomas Tuchel one of their top managerial candidates, despite him being employed by Paris Saint-Germain.
The Gunners hierarchy are in search of a new manager following the sacking of Unai Emery, and have a number of candidates in mind.
Mikel Arteta, Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri have been most strongly linked with the role in recent weeks, which Freddie Ljungberg is temporarily occupying.
The first of these is that Tuchel speaks a number of languages and has a fluent grasp of English – something that saw Emery struggle during his time in charge.
Secondly, the Gunners board are reportedly impressed with the German’s modern approach to the game, which saw him get the PSG job in the first place.
And finally, Arsenal like that his teams play creative football – something the Gunners, who at the time of writing are 11th in the Premier League – have lacked all season.
Tuchel is under pressure to succeed in the Champions League this season, after last season’s poor showing in which they were knocked out by Manchester United in the last-16.
There are also claims he has lost the dressing room, and has a recent run-in with Kylian Mbappe, who refused to look his manager in the eye when he subbed him off and tried to speak to him.