Arsene Wenger’s position at Arsenal will be reviewed at the end of the season and Everton will look to make Arsene Wenger their new manager if he is sacked by Arsenal, according to reports.
Wenger, 68, is under immense scrutiny at the Emirates after a horrific week in which the Gunners lost three games in the space of seven days.
Last Sunday’s Carabao Cup final defeat was followed by another loss to Manchester City on Thursday, and Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by Brighton over the weekend.
Gary Neville & Jamie Redknapp after Man City defeat Jack Wilshere sends message to Arsenal fans Arsenal were set to review Wenger’s position at the club at the end of the season but key members of the Emirates hierarchy are said to accept he now needs to move on.
The Gunners are sixth in the Premier League – 13 points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham – having already lost eight games in 2018.
But if Wenger is axed by Arsenal, he will be offered an immediate return to the English top-flight as Everton prepare an offer for the Frenchman.
The Daily Star say Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has identified Wenger as an ideal candidate to revive the club after a mixed season under Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce.
The Toffees looked set for a relegation battle earlier in the season and, while results have improved under Allarydce, fans are frustrated by his style of football and a recent downturn in performance.
Speaking after Sunday’s shock 2-1 defeat to Brighton, Wenger was asked about his future and said: ‘I don’t want to talk about that today.
‘At the moment, my future is not my main worry. My worry is to get Arsenal winning football games. Then we’ll see where we go from there. I’ll try and give my best as long as I am here.