Arsenal determined to replace Arsene Wenger in the summer with Ligue 1 boss

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.