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Arsenal chiefs Sanllehi, Mislintat split over Wenger successor: German pair added

Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique remains a contender to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

The Telegraph says Arsenal chiefs are split on who should succeed Wenger – with Enrique a frontrunner for the job.

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat are all leaning towards different candidates, with Wenger expected to leave this summer after 22 years at the club.

Sanllehi would like to put former Barcelona colleague Enrique in charge, but that his wage demands – which are in excess of £10million a year – could put off Arsenal and fellow suitors Chelsea.

Former Dortmund scout Mislintat is said to be keen on raiding Germany to find the Gunners' next manager.

Mislintat was pictured in the stands for Schalke's 2-0 win over Dortmund on Sunday, with victorious boss Domenico Tedesco under the microscope.

Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann, 30 and two years younger than Tedesco, is also in the Mislintat's sights.

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