Former Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique is prepared to succeed Arsene Wenger as the next Arsenal boss, provided a couple of conditions are met by the Gunners’ hierarchy.
Arsenal have had an average season by their standards as they are once again set to miss out on the top-four and their chances of winning the Europa League have also taken a hit after conceding an away goal in the 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the semi-final first leg.
As a result, the north Londoners have only intensified their pursuit of a new manager with Wenger having already announced his decision to end his 22-year association with the Gunners at the end of the 2017/18 season.
According to The Sun, Enrique has already laid his demands for a contract which matches Wenger’s current salary of £9m a year salary. In addition to this, the Spaniard wants a £200m transfer kitty and only Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are safe from a summer axe.
Arsenal have had issues to deal with in the goalkeeping and defensive departments this campaign but there could also be wholesale changes in the centre of the park with Roma’s Radja Nainggolan likely to emerge as one of the club’s prime targets on Enrique’s arrival.