Tuchel dismisses Arsenal talk: “It is of no interest to me”

Tuchel dismisses Arsenal talk: “It is of no interest to me”

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Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has flatly denied reports linking him to the Arsenal job, stating “it is of no interest to me”.

The manager’s post at the Emirates could become vacant at the end of the season, with current manager Arsene Wenger under siege and facing pressure to hold onto his job.

Wenger’s contract is due to expire at the end of the current 2016-17 campaign and fan displeasure could force the Frenchman’s hand.

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However, reports stipulate the 67-year-old has been offered a new two-year deal.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis said in the wake of his side’s 3-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday that Wenger had indicated his desire to remain at the Gunners helm beyond this season.

Wenger says he will reveal his future plans shortly.

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Tuchel is one manager who could be targeted by the North London club if Wenger does depart.

But the German insists he is happy in his current surrounds.

“I can’t give you any information about the topic because it doesn’t involve me,” said Tuchel.

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“I’m happy with my job in Dortmund and have a contract, so it (the Arsenal job) is of no interest to me.”

Forty-three-year-old Tuchel has been in charge at Signal Iduna Park since 2015, where he succeeded now Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

Wenger has headed up Arsenal since 1996.

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