Arsenal target Chelsea-linked Jardim to succeed Wenger

Arsenal will be looking to appoint a new manager this summer as they prepare for life without Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman has been in charge of the Gunners for more than two decades, but has now decided to call it a day following three Premier League title wins and seven FA Cup triumphs.

It is a decision that many Arsenal fans wanted Wenger to take a couple of seasons ago due to the team’s consistent failings in the Premier League.

Now, attention has turned to who could take the hotseat in the Emirates dugout, and numerous names have been linked to the post.

The most recent figure is Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim, who guided the French outfit to the Ligue 1 title last season.

According to France Football, the 43-year-old has now taken the top spot on Arsenal’s list of candidates after the North London opted against pursuing former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique.

It is believed that Jardim would be a cheaper option for the Gunners due to Enrique’s demand for a substantial transfer budget.

Last month, Yahoo Sport reported that Chelsea were targeting a potential swoop for Jardim, with the uncertainty of Antonio Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge still rumbling.

Now, Arsenal fans are deliberating over their club recruiting the Portuguese coach.