Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann has emerged as a front-runner for the Arsenal job this summer, according to Sky Sports.

The Gunners are on the lookout for a new, permanent manager as Arsene Wenger leaves the club following a 22-year spell at the helm.

A number of candidates have been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks, but it seems as though the Gunners are ramping up their pursuit of Nagelsmann.

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It’s claimed by Sky Sports that Arsenal’s top brass have narrowed their search for a new boss down to two options, including Nagelsmann and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta.

Nagelsmann led Hoffenheim to a 3rd-place finish in the Bundesliga this season after a phenomenal breakthrough campaign last time out. It seems his impressive performance, at the age of just 30, has piqued Arsenal’s interest.

However, Arteta, who is a member of Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff at City, is also seemingly a strong contender to take the reins from Wenger this summer.