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Luis Enrique favours Arsenal job over position at Chelsea

Arsene Wenger’s managerial future at Arsenal has been shrouded in doubt and obscurity for some time now, and amid noises of a mass overhaul resonating around the Emirates in the summer, it’s emerged that former FC Barcelona boss Luis Enrique – as per a report published by Daily Star – would favour to succeed ‘Le Prof’ at the Gunners if he was to vacate the dugout over a potential job opening at London rivals Chelsea.

Enrique has initially been earmarked to captain the helm at the Blues next term as the club’s current commander Antonio Conte’s leadership has also been questioned during the 2017-18 campaign, having failed to shepherd his men towards the Premier League title once more amongst other notable domestic and European shortcomings.

However the ex-Blaugrana┬ámanager is supposedly wary of the south-west Londoners’ ‘hire and fire’ policy at Stamford Bridge, and given that Wenger’s reign at the Emirates has stood for over two decades, Enrique would certainly enjoy an element of security, if he was to take the batten from the renowned Frenchman, that is.

During his tenure at the Camp Nou, the 46-year-old lifted the Champions League trophy, an accolade which has eluded the north-Londoners and indeed Wenger, so Arsenal would presumably want to acquire the ingenious Spaniard, who owns an accomplished, proven formula for success on a range of platforms.

Paris Saint-German have also been touted in the running for Enrique’s influence in the technical area, and with the Ligue 1 giants also being hell-bent on achieving continental supremacy, Arsenal would need to be wary of the Parisians’ money-laden pursuit.

Enrique, after departing the Catalan outfit, has been a free agent since the end of the 2016-17 campaign, and though he’s had a notable amount of time away from his profession, it’s thought that he would fit back into the the elite stage of the game seamlessly, with a number of reinvigorated, innovative strategic schemes up his sleeve.