ARSENE WENGER has been sensationally linked with a move to take over as boss of AC Milan – and could bring with him a host of former Arsenal favourites.
The Frenchman, 69, has been out of work since leaving the Emirates at the end of the 2017-18 season.
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But now he is being linked with a reunion with old pal Ivan Gazidis to take over from struggling Marco Giampaolo at the San Siro.
Giampaolo – following predecessor Gennaro Gattuso – has been given millions in recent seasons in a bid to finally oust Juventus as the top club in Serie A.
But six games into the new season and his Milan side are languishing in 16th place with just six points, a whopping 12 behind leaders and fierce Inter.
Now Gazidis is considering turning to Wenger – who has been serving as a pundit for beIN Sports since quitting Arsenal.
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Should the Frenchman – who spent 22 years at the Gunners – take over, he may be able to tempt a few of his former signings to join him once more.
Cesc Fabregas is one who could bring his veteran nous and knowledge of his boss to the heart of the Milan midfield.
The Monaco man could also link up with Mesut Ozil – who can't get a game under Unai Emery at present, in spite of his astronomical £350,000-a-week wages.
Shkodran Mustafi is another player tipped to be leaving the Emirates in the coming months, despite a recent upturn in his own form.
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Wenger brought him to Arsenal and could now persuade him to leave with a January bid for the £30million-rated defender.
He could join Alessio Romagnoli in the heart of defence, in front of sought-after Italian No1 Gianluigi Donnarumma, with Davide Calabria and Theo Hernandez at full-back.
Ozil and Fabregas could join Franck Kessie in the heart of midfield, behind the talented front-three of Suso, Krzysztof Piatek and Ante Rebic.