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Arsenal board favours young coaching appointment over cash concerns

Arsenal's board is reluctant to paying their next manager the same as the departing Arsene Wenger.

The Daily Mail says Arsenal are reluctant to pay their next boss as much as Wenger's £8.5million-per-year deal.

Money will be tight at the Emirates Stadium this summer, with only £50million to spend on new players.

Luis Enrique is a leading candidate to replace Wenger, but wants a deal worth £15million a year. Enrique will also want to bring a number of staff with him which would create extra expense.

Arsenal are considering a host of younger managers: Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira among them. An inexperienced coach would likely be a more cost-effective option.

Jurgen Klopp's No 2 Zeljko Buvac is the latest to have been linked with the job. The Bosnian is set to leave Anfield and Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has a good working relationship with Buvac after their time to together at Borussia Dortmund.

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