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Arsenal target and Red Bull Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has ruled out the possibility of replacing Arsene Wenger at the Emirates.
The German tactician was recently linked with a move to the Emirates as replacement to Wenger whose contract expires at the end of the season.
Wenger is yet to indicate if he will sign a new deal at the Emirates or not and in order not to be caught off guard, club chiefs are already looking out for potential successor if reports are to be believed.
Recently, reports claimed Hasenhuttl has moved ahead of Eddie Howe in Arsenal’s pecking order following the wonderful job he has done at Leipzig this season but he has now dismissed the report by sarcastically referring to it as a “well researched” story.
When asked about the reports linking him with a move to the Emirates, Hasenhuttl said, as quoted by fourfourtwo.com: “It was a well-researched story. There was a lot of truth to it.
“I have heard of worse fates than succeeding the longest-serving manager in England. It’s not damaging my reputation, is it?
“We don’t have to put too much thought into it. I have found my luck here.”
It is only normal for Hassenhuttl to distance himself from Arsenal so he can focus on his current job. That is not to say we are interested in his services but should he continue to do wonders with Leipzig, he will definitely be on the radar of big clubs.
However, Arsenal’s priority remains to get Wenger to sign a new deal with us, so I think the links with Hassenhuttl is a bit premature at this stage. But you never can tell, he could well be the next Arsenal manager. This is football!