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Report: Bayern Munich make Arsene Wenger their number one target in ongoing managerial hunt

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Who would’ve thought that the man that lost to us 10-2 on aggregate would now be called upon to lead Bayern out of a crisis.

Arsenal FC v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Craig Mercer - CameraSport via Getty Images

According to Christian Falk (via The Guardian), Bayern Munich have set their sights on former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to take over the club until the end of the season. The Frenchman has been linked with a move to the Bavarian capital ever since the club parted ways with Niko Kovac on Sunday. Negotiations are, if the sources are true, set to begin this week.

The news comes as the other major candidate in the mix, former RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick, dropped out of contention earlier today. Wenger is being looked at for a caretaker role until the end of the season, at which point Bayern can pursue options like Ajax’s Erik ten Hag or PSG’s Thomas Tuchel.

While it may seem strange for Bayern to consider someone like Wenger after his recent results against the club, the longtime Arsenal gaffer does have several qualities that make him suitable for the job. He plays an attractive brand of possession football, which not only suits Bayern but will also help lay a foundation for someone like ten Hag to come in next summer. Wenger is also known for developing players, and there are several young stars at Bayern that could use his guidance — players like Kingsley Coman and Alphonso Davies come to mind.

Just imagine — Bayern Munich facing Spurs at the Allianz Arena, with Arsene Wenger as the coach. What a sight that would be.