Klopp speaks on speculation about replacing Wenger at Arsenal

Jurgen Klopp has played down speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal.

Jurgen Klopp has spoken over the speculation linking him with the Arsenal job.

The German has been tipped as the man who will replace Arsene Wenger when the Frenchman decides to call it a day on a long career in North London.

However, Klopp has played down the idea that he could be moving to Arsenal any time soon, suggesting that his future is very much with BVB.

“I don't think, after seeing how my team performed at the Emirates Stadium, the Arsenal fans want me on the bench,” he’s quoted by Mediaset Premium.

“Arsenal have one of the best coaches in the world and I'm also at one of the best clubs in the world. I'm thankful for all the praise, but my future is Dortmund.”

Dortmund’s lacklustre performance against Arsenal can be put down to a variety of things.

The two most obvious reasons were having key players unavailable through injury such as Marco Reus and the fact that BVB had already secured a place through to the last 16.

Not having his best team available meant that it was always going to be difficult for Klopp to get a superb performance out of his side.

The fact qualification was already secured seemed to persuade BVB that they could take one foot off of the gas, which was always going to be dangerous considering Arsenal are one of the most talented and experienced teams in Europe.

One performance doesn’t define a side or a manager and considering what Klopp has achieved at BVB, he’ll still be a good candidate to replace Wenger when he eventually goes.

However, for now, he has a struggle on his hands to stop the German giants from being involved in a struggle at the wrong end of the Bundesliga table.

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