Arsenal's Arsene Wenger to Go to Anzhi Makhachkala in 2012?

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Arsenal's Arsene Wenger to Go to Anzhi Makhachkala in 2012?
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Anzhi Makhachkala has expressed an interest in Arsene Wenger as coach for the fledgling Russian team. The news was reported by Sports-Express and published in RT, an international, English-language news service based in Russia.

The idea of Wenger managing Anzhi has been discussed; there are rumors of a change in guard at Arsenal. The Daily Mail reported that Wenger admitted (in an interview with the French sports magazine L'Equipe) that he is willing to consider his future as Arsenal's manager at the end of the current Premier League season.

Wenger said he felt unable to take Arsenal FC to the next level. He admitted that Arsenal was affected by the transfer of Cesc Fabregas to FC Barcelona.

Wenger also conceded that the transfer of Samir Nasri to Manchester City did not help Arsenal in the current Premier League season.

Will Anzhi Makhachkala sign Arsene Wenger? Is he interested in moving to Russia?

RT reported that Guus Hiddink is also considering an offer for Anzhi Makhachkala. Didier Deschamps is considered as another candidate for the coaching job at Anzhi Makhachkala.

It remains to be seen who will be the next coach for Anzhi. I am willing to predict that Guus Hiddink will return from his vacation and sign with Anzhi Makhachkala in January 2012.

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