Arsenal Cool Interest In This Former Barcelona Main Man: Good Decision By The Gunners?

Arsenal have cooled their interest in appointing Luis Enrique as their new manager this summer. According to recent reports, the Gunners have stepped away from a move to make the Spaniard the managerial successor to Arsene Wenger. However, according to bookmakers’ odds, Enrique remains the favourite to succeed Wenger at the Emirates Stadium. Some sources are now claiming that the Gunners chiefs consider the former Barcelona boss an inappropriate fit for the managerial position at North London.

The 47-year-old is currently available and has spent a successful period of time with the Catalans in his last managerial stint. He has previously won two La Liga titles and a UEFA Champions League during his time at the Nou Camp. However, it is believed that Enrique’s salary demands would be expensive as he is set to ask for more than what Arsene Wenger is currently earning. The Spanish manager is also being linked with a move to Chelsea to succeed Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge next season.

Enrique broke into the managerial scene after starting out as the head coach of the Barcelona B team. He has also previously managed Celta Vigo and AS Roma but is yet to gain any managerial experience in English football so far.

The Gunners have a tally of 57 points after playing in 35 league matches and are currently sitting in the 6th position in the top-flight standings. All of Wenger’s hopes of a successful season rests on their performance in the UEFA Europa League with a season-defining away encounter against Atletico Madrid looming on the horizon. 

The departure of Wenger this summer after 22 years at the club will be a big change for the North Londoners to cope with, which means that Arsenal needs to assess and hire his successor who is capable enough to lead them back to the top of English football. Enrique took charge of 181 matches for Barcelona during his time at the Nou Camp, winning 138, drawing 22 and losing 21 of those matches with a healthy Points Per Game (PPG) average of 2.41 (According to Transfermrkt). 

Read More: Arsenal Eyeing Up A Move For 23 Y/O Juventus Defender: Where Can He Fit Into Wenger’s Plans?

The Spaniard is highly experienced at the top level which makes him a worthy candidate for the role to succeed Wenger at Arsenal. However, he is yet to experience the physicality and high intensity of Premier League football which would argue against such an appointment. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Enrique and whether he ends up taking charge of the Gunners next season.

Loading...
The following two tabs change content below.

Abhinab Ghosh

A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Share This Article

22 Y/O Manchester United Loanee Subject To Permanent Deal For Valencia: Should Mourinho Let Him Go?

Next Story »

Sunderland Main Man Released On Account Of Club’s Takeover: 3 Options Including West Brom For Him!

T40 SCOUTING

  • Brazilian Wonderkid Said To Be On Chelsea’s Radar If Transfer Ban Lifted: Who Is This Starlet?

    2 days ago

    According to a recent report by the Daily Express, Brazilian starlet Reinier Jesus is said to have piqued the interest of some of Europe’s top clubs, including ...

    Read More
  • Scout Report Of How Joe Gelhardt Would Be A Better Fit In Liverpool Attack If Brought As Duncan’s Successor

    3 months ago

    Bobby Duncan must have overcome his mental stress now upon completion of the desired transfer to Fiorentina. Liverpool sanctioned the transfer on the European deadline day even ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool Confirm Duncan Departure: 3 Replacements For Klopp To Consider Including Serie A Ace

    3 months ago

    Liverpool have confirmed the departure of Bobby Duncan on their official website after the English striker agreed to make a switch to Fiorentina this summer. The Whiston-born ...

    Read More
  • This Player Undergoes Medical At Celtic: Strengths And Weaknesses Of This Exciting Talent

    3 months ago

    According to the report from BBC, Celtic are set to seal the deal for Kilmarnock’s left-back Greg Taylor in the next 24 hours. The Scottish heavyweights had ...

    Read More
  • Borussia Dortmund Comes In For Bobby Duncan: Has The Liverpool Ace Done Irrevocable Damage To His Reputation?

    3 months ago

    All the tantrum and mayhem seem to have cooled down since the past couple of days, but the damage is already done by Saif Rubie who lambasted ...

    Read More