As quoted by The Bournemouth Daily Echo, former Arsenal man Bob Wilson has said that Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will be in contention for the Gunners job when Arsene Wenger leaves the club.
The news has come as a bit of a significant blow to our resident Bournemouth fans here in the Transfer Tavern yet they had expected it, with Howe being one of the most talented managers in the country at present.
The young Englishman has seen his stock rise and rise over the years as he’s helped guide Bournemouth through the divisions – and after staying up pretty comfortably last season, they’re looking solid again this time around.
What will attract Arsenal most of all, according to our Cherries fans here by the bar, is the way he gets his teams to play football, with the south coast club being one of the most aesthetically pleasing sides to watch in the league.
Indeed, they have always had a go in games and aren’t scared to go toe-to-toe with the big names in the division and it is these factors that has led Wilson to be convinced Howe will be in line for the top job at the Emirates:
“Arsene has been at Arsenal for 20 years and what he’s done, and the manner in which he’s achieved it, has been remarkable. Even I sometimes look and think ‘who the hell could replace Arsene’.” Wilson said.
“But Eddie would definitely be in the frame. I love the way Bournemouth play. It’s very Arsenal-like, they play in a similar style, so it’s to be hugely admired. The job Eddie has done is extraordinary.”
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