Adams desperate to manage the Gunners

Adams, who is currently the number two at Portsmouth, admits his ultimate aim is to one day manage Arsenal, according to the Daily Mirror.

He said: “Managing Arsenal is the ultimate aim. The club was a massive part of my life.

“Who would not jump at the chance to do that job? Everything is in place – the backroom staff, facilities, training ground and scouting network is phenomenal.

“The agreement between myself and Harry was that I would stay at Portsmouth for a year.

“I have learned so much but assistant manager is the most frustrating job in football.

“I now miss having my head on the block.”