Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim is ready to become the new Arsenal boss should Arsene Wenger leave in the summer, a report claims.
According to the Independent, the Ligue 1 coach is keen to take on a new challenge following a four-year stint with Monaco.
Jardim was one of the names linked with becoming the new Gunners boss last year amid doubts over whether Wenger would pen a new deal.
Jardim guided Monaco to the Ligue 1 title last season as they finished eight points above rivals Paris Saint-Germain.
His side also reached the Champions League semi-finals, beating Manchester City en-route to a memorable European campaign.
Asked after Sunday’s defeat to Man City whether he would still be in charge of Arsenal next season, Wenger said: “Who knows?”
Monaco director Michael Emenalo is reportedly hopeful of keeping Jardim, but worries that the chance to manage Arsenal may be too good an opportunity to reject.