The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern who have so often been accustomed to drowning their sorrows at this time of year have been greeted with some rather shocking news.
No, they’ve still not signed a striker.
According to the Daily Star, the Gunners are hard at work in planning for life after Arsene Wenger, having watched Manchester United crumble in the vacuum created by Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure over the past few years.
To that end, top brass at the Emirates Stadium are reportedly plotting a move for Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe when they are forced to bid farewell to Le Prof.
The Frenchman is entering the final 12 months of his deal at the Emirates Stadium and the club are said to view the 38-year old Cherries chief as a ready made replacement.
He has crafted himself a good reputation as a progressive, forward thinking coach with an attacking brand of football and was touted as a potential replacement for Roy Hodgson as the English national coach.
Would Howe be a good long-term replacement for Wenger?
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