Thomas Tuchel Linked to Arsenal as Pressure Grows on Mikel Arteta Ahead of Chelsea Clash

By Amreen
Thomas Tuchel is once again being linked with the Arsenal job
Thomas Tuchel is once again being linked with the Arsenal job / Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images

Thomas Tuchel is reportedly being linked to Arsenal as pressure continues to mount on Mikel Arteta after the Gunners find themselves hovering above the relegation zone.

Tuchel was let go by Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week after a slow start to the season that saw them head into the festive season, third on the Ligue 1 table. Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been touted to replace German at PSG.

And according to reports from BILD, the 47-year-old has already expressed his interest in moving to the Premier League. One possible destination for the former Borrusia Dortmund manager could be Arsenal, who have had a disappointing season so far.

The Gunners are currently 15th on the league table, four points above Fulham who are 18th and in the drop zone. Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates on Saturday, with make-or-break games against Brighton, West Brom, and Newcastle which will surely decide Arteta's fate in north London.

Tuchel was recently forced to defend the comments he made in an interview with SPORT 1. The former PSG boss was quoted saying he 'felt more like a sport politician or minister, rather than a coach' during his first season with the club.

The German coach had stated, “To be completely honest, during the first six months, I said to myself: ‘Am I still a manager or am I a politician in sport, a Minister for Sports? Where is my role as manager in such a club now? I said to myself: I just want to coach."

He concluded, “I think that is why I became a coach and that is why I still am, I can find myself anywhere. Anywhere where there is a half-pitch to train and a DVD player to make videos. At its heart, I love the game and I can get this satisfaction in many ways as a manager. Sometimes, it is very easy, sometimes, it is a big challenge, because a club like PSG, has a number of influences in it aside from the focused interest of the team… I only love football".