Report: Arsenal to hijack United's number one target?

Manchester United may lose out on Louis van Gaal as they are not the only club who could offer him a contract.

Manchester United have endured an abject season, have terminated David Moyes' managerial contract and are, according to speculation, ready to go all-out in their pursuit for Netherlands national team coach Louis van Gaal, however, according to one report in Holland, they will not be the only club who could offer the Dutchman a contract.

"Sources insist [van Gaal] will do down as manager at Arsenal next season," Voetbal International state. "The interest stems from the fact the London club and Arsene Wenger still refuse to talk about next season [as his current deal expires within six weeks]."

It has long been accepted that Wenger could have a job at the Emirates Stadium for life, yet the Frenchman has attracted even fiercer detractors this season after starting the season so brightly and finishing it so dismally. Arsenal have been tactically found-out against the elite teams this year and the inept fitness training must also be addressed.

Should Arsenal win the FA Cup, then such a high point would represent an opportune moment for Wenger to bow out - on a high, on his terms - as it is beginning to look like he has taken Arsenal as far as he can.

One other man linked with succeeding Wenger at N5 is AS Roma boss Rudi Garcia, a manager widely expected to renew terms at Stadio Olimpico, but a man who Gazetta dello Sport claim is desired by both Arsenal and PSG.

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