Club deny Thomas Tuchel approach

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Last night’s report from BILD saying Arsenal had made an approach for Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has been dismissed as ‘not true’ by the club.

The German publication suggested that Tuchel was contacted to take over from Arsene Wenger, but across a number of outlets this morning the message from Arsenal has been consistent that this is not the case.

It now seems more likely than ever that stories about the manager extending his deal for another two years are the direction that the club are going in.

And that should be no surprise to anyone. As powerful as Arsene Wenger is, he can’t offer himself a new contract, so perhaps there should be a little more focus on the two year option presented to him by Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis.

The Gunners are going through their worst ever period of Premier League form under the Frenchman, with just one win from the last five games.

In all competitions they’ve won just three from the last nine, and two of those were against non-league sides.

With an international break ahead of the next game against Man City in two weeks time, there’s a lot of work to do to get things back on track, and with players scattered all over the world with their countries, it’s going to be pretty difficult.

Read today’s Arseblog: What the hell is going on at Arsenal?

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