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Arsenal directors at loggerheads over Emery replacement

Arsenal directors are at loggerheads over who to appoint to replace Unai Emery.

The Mirror says technical director Edu could be king-maker but head of football Raul Sanllehi, managing director Vinai Venkatesham and contracts negotiator Huss Fahmy are also in the process.

But they have yet to come to a clear path forward - and are now feeling the pressure because caretaker Freddie Ljungberg has yet to show he could be an option to take them until the end of the season.

Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta, now a coach at Manchester City, is on the list and may take it mid-season, despite Pep Guardiola viewing him as a potential successor at the Etihad.

But the Arsenal decision makers are split on who to go for next, as former Juventus boss Max Allegri does not speak good English and wants to wait until the summer before taking a new job.

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