Arsenal eye former Valencia manager as Unai Emery replacement – report

Arsenal are monitoring former Valencia manager Marcelino as a potential appointment, according to a report

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Arsenal are considering former Valencia manager Marcelino as a potential replacement for Unai Emery at The Emirates, according to a report in England.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Marcelino is emerging as a target for the north London outfit in their search to appoint a new permanent manager following Emery’s exit.

The same article states that Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi has been impressed with Marcelino’s success in La Liga after he led Valencia to a top-four finish and the Copa del Rey trophy last term.

According to the same story, Sanllehi even spoke to Marcelino before Arsenal settled on Emery as Arsene Wenger’s replacement back in May 2018.

The Daily Mail report goes on to add that Arsenal are attracted to Marcelino because he will be available immediately to take over the reins of the north London outfit.

The report says that Arsenal could face competition from Everton, who are looking at Marcelino as a potential replacement for Marco Silva at Goodison Park.

Gunners legend Freddie Ljungberg was appointed as Arsenal interim manager last week following Unai Emery’s dismissal.

Arsenal played out a 2-2 draw with Norwich City last weekend after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice at Carrow Road.

The Gunners will welcome Brighton to The Emirates on Thursday night.

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