Pep Guardiola has finally confirmed that he will be moving to the Premier League in search of a ‘new challenge’ but could he be coming to Arsenal?

Reports emerged before the turn of the new year that, if the Bayern Munich manager was willing to move to Arsenal, Wenger would happily move upstairs and allow the younger boss to take over.

“I need a new challenge and I want to use that chance to be a manager in England,” Pep confirmed on Tuesday.

“I want to experience the atmosphere in England and I look forward to the stadiums there. I am 44 and it is the right time. There are offers but I haven’t signed for anyone yet. When I have a new club I will let everyone know.”

At the moment, the former Barcelona boss appears to be heavily linked with a move to both Manchester clubs, especially Manchester City. However, this hasn’t stopped the talk of him potentially coming to Arsenal.

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Arsenal’s French coach Arsène Wenger (R) welcomes to Barcelona’s coach Pep Guardiola (L) before their Champions League round of 16, 1st leg football match Arsenal vs FC Barcelona on February 16, 2011 at the Emirates Stadium in London. AFP PHOTO/LLUIS GENE. (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

In my opinion, the link with Arsenal seems to be complete hot air. At the moment, Wenger and Arsenal are on the ascendancy; we’re looking as if we could win the title, we’re still in the Champions League and about to start our FA Cup campaign. There’s no reason for us to want the boss to leave, nor is there any for him to want to leave either.

Therefore, any rumours that he’d be happy to step aside for Pep to come in seem bizarre.

SOURCEGuardian
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