Arsenal are pushing towards finding the ideal successor for Arsene Wenger but the search for a replacement for the man who has enjoyed 22 successful years at the helm in north London may become increasingly challenging.
Sky Sports report that Arsenal have identified Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique as their leading candidates, although the duo have concerns about taking charge at the Emirates Stadium.
With Arsenal set for another season outside the Champions League next year, major changes are expected within the squad and it’s understood both Allegri and Enrique have concerns regarding the club’s new management structure.
Any incoming boss will have to work alongside a new set-up at the Emirates Stadium, with former Barcelona man Raul Sanllehi appointed director of football operations and ex-Borussia Dortmund transfer guru Sven Mislintat now head of recruitment.
Alongside chief executive Ivan Gazidis, the trio have now reduced the impact that one manager can have on the side, after being concerned that Wenger had too much control, and this could be an issue for any incoming boss.