Club confirms 48-year-old who’s reportedly been contacted by Arsenal is leaving this summer
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Club confirms 48-year-old who's reportedly been contacted by Arsenal is leaving this summer

Paulo Fonseca, a manager who Arsenal have reportedly contacted, will leave Roma at the end of the season.

The Gunners currently have Mikel Arteta at the helm and, while there have been no reports suggesting his position is under threat, he has split opinion amongst the fanbase.

Last week, journalist Tancredi Palmieri claimed, in conversation with Tuttomercatoweb, that “Fonseca will bid farewell at the end of the year and I know he’s been contacted by Arsenal”.

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And on Tuesday, the Serie A club released a statement confirming that the 48-year-old will leave the club at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

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Fonseca signed a two-year contract with the Giallorossi in the summer of 2019, joining from Shakhtar Donetsk where he won the league and cup double in all three seasons with them.

He previously enjoyed spells at Sporting Braga, Pacos Ferreira and Porto.

Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Arsenal’s rivals Tottenham in April, will take the Roma reins next season.

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It would be surprising if Arteta were to be sacked in the summer, considering he was hired as part of a long-term project.

Admittedly, it’s been very up and down for Arsenal this season – there have been some great results (not to mention last summer’s cup victories) but also some really poor ones.

If Arsenal finish the season empty-handed and don’t qualify for Europe, questions could potentially be asked by the Gunners hierarchy.

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