Follow ooh to be a Gooner on Facebook and Twitter for more latest Arsenal news, match analysis, transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours from reliable sources around the World.
After 22 years in charge, Arsene Wenger has at most five games left as the manager of Arsenal.
The 68-year-old’s first match since the announcement of his imminent departure saw the Gunners win 2-1 defeat to Manchester United last weekend.
While the prestige of the Emirates job has attracted a spread of high-profile suitors, one name stands out as the favourite to succeed Wenger.
Luis Enrique – who’s been out work since parting ways with Barcelona expired in March last year – is thought to be the most likely candidate to take over once the Frenchman steps down.
The treble-winning tactician expects to earn the same £9 million annual salary Wenger has pocketed in recent seasons, but his demands extend beyond personal terms.
According to the Sun, Enrique wants £200 million to fund a major overhaul of the current Arsenal squad, with only two players thought to be safe from the axe.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette won’t be up for sale, which is hardly a surprise considering the £100 million duo both arrived within the last 12 months.
That means every goalkeeper, defender and midfielder at Arsenal should count themselves as expendable if Enrique agrees a deal with the north London club.
Follow oohtobeagooner on Facebook
for more latest Arsenal transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours.