RB Leipzig coach 'confirms' replacing Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger reacts during the Champions League game between Arsenal and PSG on November 23, 2016
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RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl appears to confirm speculation that he is in line to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager.

Head coach of German side RB Leipzig Ralph Hasenhuttl has appeared to confirm that he is in line to succeed Arsene Wenger as manager of Arsenal.

The Austrian - former boss at Ingolstadt - took the reins at controversial side Leipzig over the summer following their promotion to the Bundesliga and has led them to a three-point advantage at the top of the standings after 12 games played.

Speaking to reporters at a pre-match press conference, Hasenhuttl confirmed that "there was a lot of truth" in recent speculation linking him with a switch to the Emirates in the near future.

"It was a well-researched story. There was a lot of truth to it," he said. "I have heard of worse fates than succeeding the longest-serving manager in England.

"It's not damaging my reputation, is it? We don't have to put too much thought into [the Arsenal job]. I have found my luck here."

Wenger's current Arsenal contract is due to expire at the end of this season.

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