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With one more game to play for Arsenal under the managerial reign of Arsene Wenger, although it really should have been two with all the chances squandered in our Europa League semi-finals, the talk around the club will naturally be more and more concerned qwith who will replace the Frenchman.
Arsenal fans will be debating this for as long as it takes for the club’s top brass to announce their decision, but that may not turn out to be very long at all. Sky Sports are reporting that the shortlist has already become very short, with the two names on it being those of Luis Enrique and Massimiliano Allegri.
If this is true, then it may well be that the thing that decides between the two is availability. Allegri has two Serie A games left to get the point that Juventus need to clinch a 4th Italian title in a row. He also has the chance of a double with AC MIlan in the Coppa Italia final to come.
It is hardly surprising, with his trophy record at Juve, that Arsenal want Allegri but he does still have two years left on his current contract, while the former Barcelona player and coach Enrique is a completely free agent after taking a year off from the game.
So could Arsenal already have the choice of new manager sorted, with it being Allegri if we can get him and Enrique if not?