Date: 15th May 2018 at 7:35pm
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The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern will be distraught to see the news (via Sky Sports News) that Hoffenheim’s young German gaffer, Julian Nagelsmann, will “100% be at the Bundesliga club next season” according to their director of football, Alexander Rosen. The 30-year-old was appointed as Hoffenheim boss in February 2016 and has worked wonders with the club, securing them a 3rd place finish this season.

Whilst there are plenty more fish in the sea regarding Arsenal’s next manager, it’s hard to see a reason why Nagelsmann doesn’t fit the mould perfectly. The young German has gained two years of experience at a top-flight European club and has performed miracles with Hoffenheim, recording a 4th place finish in his first full season at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena despite the club having finished 15th the season before.

Ivan Gazidis and Stan Kroenke will now be turning their attention to other managers, Mikel Arteta has developed into a front-runner for the job despite the fact it would be his first job in senior management. The former Arsenal captain has been Pep Guardiola’s second-in-command since he hung up his boots and he’s won his first two major honours as a coach this season, picking up the Premier League and League Cup as part of Manchester City’s incredible campaign.

You can read our local Gunners’ verdict on the Nagelsmann news here: