Borussia Dortmund chief rejects rumour linking manager Thomas Tuchel to Arsenal

Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger looks on ahead of their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Arsene Wenger (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has dismissed reports that Arsenal is targeting manager Thomas Tuchel as a potential replacement to Arsene Wenger.

Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel

With the Gunners effectively out of the title race once again, calls for Wenger’s dismissal have resurfaced with a number of high-profile managers, including Tuchel, being linked to the Emirates.

Last year he guided Dortmund to a second-placed finish behind rivals Bayern Munich but has seen his side struggle for form this season.


Ian Wright

Reports linking Tuchel to the Emirates tail Wenger’s recent insistence that former player Ian Wright misinterpreted comments the Frenchman made regarding his future.

Wright said on BBC Radio5 Live on Friday night that he had recently spoken to the manager who gave the impression he could well reject the club’s two-year contract offer and leave in the summer.

But speaking after Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Hull, Wenger said Wright might have misunderstood what he meant when discussing “the end”.

So we ask is it really time for Wenger to leave Emirates?