Arsene Wenger has reportedly identified former Arsenal star Giovanni van Bronckhorst as the man to replace him at the Emirates.
The Frenchman signed a new two-year deal with the Gunners last May but he’s admitted he will review his position at the end of the season and the club want to make sure every step is taken to ensure a smooth transition.
Van Bronckhorst, 42, took over the reins at Feyenoord in 2015 and guided the Dutch giants to the league title last season after winning the KNVB Cup in his debut campaign.
The Dutchman spent three seasons with the Gunners before joining Barcelona in 2004 and won the double with Arsenal in 2002.
Wenger is said to have been impressed with Van Bronckhorst’s style of management and the way in which he guided Feyenoord to their first league title in 18 years.
The former Barcelona man has worked with the likes of Guus Hiddink, Dick Advocaat, and Frank Rijkaard over his career.
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Arsenal will seek advice from Wenger over who should succeed him and the Frenchman is tipping Van Bronckhorst as a perfect candidate, according to the Daily Star.
The likes of Thomas Tuchel, Eddie Howe and Massimiliano Allegri will all be considered by the Arsenal heirachy but Wenger’s input could sway their decision.