Ligue 1 side look to lure Emirates Stadium manager back to the Stade Louis II.
Ligue 1 side AS Monaco are set to approach Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as they look to usher in the Frenchman for his second spell as manager of the Stade Louis II side.
CaughtOffside understands that Dmitry Rybolovlev, AS Monaco’s billionaire owner, is keen to bring in Wenger to replace Claudio Ranieri and believes that with just a few months left to run on the Gunners boss’s current contract he will be able to lure the manager back to his former club.
Wenger managed AS Monaco from 1987 to 1994, leading the Principality club to a domestic title in 1987-88 and may be tempted by a return to the French top tier.
The chances of Wenger leaving Arsenal will perhaps increase if the North London club complete a ninth successive season without silverware, indeed the Emirates Stadium side’s owners may elect to not offer their manager a new deal for that very reason, which could pave the way to an AS Monaco return.
Prior to this lean run Wenger had secured three Premier League title and five FA Cup successes but the 64 year old may feel that after 18 years at Arsenal the time is right for a fresh challenge.
AS Monaco are ready to offer Wenger a mammoth contract in an attempt to convince the Frenchman to take over this summer.
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