Arsenal are stepping up their pursuit of a new sporting director having added yet another name to their ever-growing shortlist.
The Gunners board are trying to justify a way to keep hold of Wenger but still make radical changes, and feel creating this new role will help massively.
Having already contacted ex-Arsenal man Marc Overmars and Francis Cagigao in the hopes of bringing in a member that knows the club inside out.
But it seems the search is now stretching across Europe to Hoffenheim’s Alexander Rosen, according to piece written in today’s Daily Mirror.
The 39-year-old has been responsible for the buying and selling of Roberto Firmino which turned a healthy and much needed profit at Hoffenheim.
He’s also been praised by supporters for appointing 29-year-old Julian Nagelsmann, a manager that’s lifted their league position entirely.
Whilst Wenger is reportedly against the idea of having someone to pull the strings above his head, the majority of Arsenal supporters are in favour of the idea.
And although there’s an emotional connection with Overmars, Cagigao and the club – I think looking elsewhere is absolutely necessary.
If this club is really going to change then bringing someone in with new ideas, that doesn’t have a connection with Wenger has to be a priority.
Rosen has only been in the job for just over three years and he’s already picked up on some major flaws within the Bundesliga side.
His eye for detail is one that will match Wenger’s, which is vital for them to get along if this new direction is going to work.
The earlier Arsenal can bring in a sporting director the better, with the season pretty much over, concentration should already be on this summer’s transfer activity.