Arsenal are entering a new era with the imminent departure of Arsene Wenger from the Emirates Stadium, leading the Gunners to search the globe for the ideal candidate to succeed the long-serving Frenchman.
Plenty of names have already been linked with a move to north London, including former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique, and it’s reported that the Gunners believe they hold an advantage over Premier League rivals Chelsea in the chase for his services.
The Daily Mirror report that Arsenal are confident they can beat the Blues in the market for Enrique due to the connection they hold with the Champions League winning boss through head of football operations of Raul Sanllehi.
However, Enrique reportedly wants £15m-a-year to move to Arsenal, which may become a problem, although he is still rate as the most likely candidate to take charge at the Emirates Stadium.
The 47-year-old tops the shortlist of Wenger successors, ahead of Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim, Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers and Germany coach Joachim Lowe.