It is being reported that the Arsenal board are in talks to try and persuade the Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola to take up the challenge of turning the misperforming Gunners back into trophy winners.
Barcelona are set to miss out on the La Liga title this season for the first time in Guardiola’s four-year tenure, and the coach himself has admitted that he hasn’t yet decided to extend his contract at the Nou Camp beyond this summer.
Guardiola said last night: “I can’t be at such a demanding club without being certain that I have the strength to do it,”
“I still don’t have it clear in mind. When I am sure then the club will know. To renew my contract, I have to feel it. We have been together for four years and the decision needs to be thought out thoroughly.
“I feel that it is better to have a bit more time. If that is okay then fine, if not then too bad. I have to be true to myself.”
According to the Mail this morning, Wenger will be offered a place on the board after seven years without a trophy, and the change of direction will also include substantial transfer funds to be released to the new manager.
Wenger’s youth policy has been found wanting and the Arsenal board now realise that drastic times calls for drastic action, and if they can get Guardiola to move to the Emirates it will certainly help the club to attract some big names back to the club, and perhaps persuade Robin Van Persie to stay?