Gunners keen to bring Spanish tactician to the Emirates.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has apparently jumped to the front of the queue to eventually take over from Arsene Wenger in the Arsenal managerial hot seat, according to the Daily Star.
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The Spaniard’s good start to life at Goodison Park has raised his stock following his previous stints at both Swansea and Wigan, and he has reportedly impressed both Wenger and the Gunners hierarchy with the style of football he demands of his teams and also the way he handles himself with regards to the media.
He won himself more plaudits with the Gunners with the gracious nature he handled his side’s 4-1 thumping in the FA Cup earlier this year.
Wenger’s current deal expires at the end of this season, but he is expected to put pen-to-paper on a fresh extension in the coming weeks that will keep him at the club for a further two years.
However, it is said that talks have already taken place with regard to Martinez eventually taking the reigns from Wenger when he finally decides to walk away.
He was appointed on a four-year contract at Everton in the summer after David Moyes’ exit to Manchester United.
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