The manager that is set to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

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So, Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

The club suggest it was a mutual decision, while several reports claim it was very much a case of Wenger ‘jumping before he was pushed.’

Either way, the Gunners are already on the lookout for a new manager to replace Le Professeur.

The bookmakers can’t seem to make up their mind who is favourite for the job, though.

The likes of Brendan Rodgers, Joachim Loew, Thomas Tuchel and Patrick Vieira are all possibilities, according to the odds.

But it looks as though the north London club have already found their next boss - and he’s not in the aforementioned quartet.

That’s because, according to the Daily Mail, Luis Enrique is “primed to succeed” Wenger as Arsenal boss.


In fact, they claim that “only an unexpected glitch in negotiations, which are well advanced, can prevent now the appointment of the 47-year-old.”

Arsenal’s new director of football relations Raul Sanllehi is believed to have made the approach after he forged a close relationship with Enrique at Barcelona.

The pair have even “dined together at an exclusive London club recently.”

Enrique is currently on a sabbatical following a successful three-year spell at Barca, where he won nine trophies including two La Liga titles and one Champions League. 

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Of course, there is plenty of appeal appointing a former Barcelona manager that is currently on a sabbatical.

That is what Manchester City did with Pep Guardiola and now just look at them.

Arsenal are hopefully Enrique can have a similar effect at the Emirates Stadium.

Whether the club will announce their next manager before the end of the season, though, is unknown.

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