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Arsenal have long-standing interest in top manager also linked with Man United, claims journalist amid Unai Emery future doubts

Arsenal reportedly have a long-standing interest in former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick amid doubts over Unai Emery’s future at the Emirates Stadium.

The highly-rated German tactician is currently serving as head of sport and development with the Red Bull company, having previously impressed with his work as a coach in the Bundesliga.

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This has also seen Rangnick linked as an option for Manchester United if they decide to part ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Bild reporter Christian Falk:

Rangnick could undoubtedly be an upgrade on either Solskjaer at Man Utd or the struggling Emery at Arsenal, with both clubs looking well below par at the moment.

Speaking in a Q&A session with The Athletic, journalist James McNicholas says the 61-year-old has long been of interest to the Gunners, either as a manager or potentially as a technical director as well.

However, McNicholas also states that sources within the club don’t suggest a change of management is imminent, despite Emery performing poorly and the Daily Mirror linking the north London club as considering potential replacements for the Spaniard.

McNicholas said: “None of the noises coming out the club, via official or unofficial channels, suggest they’re planning on making a change in the immediate future.

“Rangnick was spoken to about the job when Arsene (Wenger) left and has long been of interest to club officials, either as a coach or technical director.”

While it remains to be seen if Arsenal will make a change soon, it seems possible from these quotes that Rangnick could be one name on their radar, and his lack of current managerial job could mean he’s a realistic and available target.

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