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Arsenal to reignite interest in Manchester City winger in January

Arsene Wenger GETTY Arsene Wenger signed a new two year deal with Arsenal in the summer
Kristopher Love | 15 November, 2017, 11:04

The Arsenal coach, who according to some reports was the Football Association's first choice for the England manager's post after the departure of Roy Hodgson in 2016, has 18 months to run on his contract at the Emirates but says the idea of managing a national team at a World Cup is a tempting prospect.

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Arsène Wenger has revealed that he will discuss his future with the Arsenal board at the end of the season, in an exclusive interview with beIN SPORTS.

Wenger's Arsenal has won the FA Cup in three of the last four seasons, but a failure to truly challenge for the Premier League title has seen many fans lose faith.

However, Wenger already appears to be making plans for his next job, telling beIN Sports that he could potentially transition into an global management role ahead of the 2022 WorldCup in Qatar.

Arsenal are now sixth in the table, 12 points behind leaders Manchester City, and face Tottenham in a massive north London derby this weekend.

"Maybe, yes I will do it at some stage, but until now I like to be involved every day in the life of a club", said Wenger, who was appointed Arsenal manager in 1996.

Alternative options Sterling and Fekir have both been in superb form for their respective clubs this season, although it's hard to see either star changing their setting during the January transfer window.

However, City's large squad means he has started just six Premier League games this term so could be tempted by more regular football in north London.

Alexis Sanchez could leave for a low sum as his contract expires at the end of the season, which is also the case for German playmaker Mesut Ozil.