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Barcelona have 'specialist' Arsenal boss Emery on shortlist

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is on the shortlist of Barcelona in the event Ernesto Valverde leaves.

Mundo Deportivo says Emery, 47, is on a shortlist to take over at the Nou Camp if the La Liga champs decide to drop the axe on their manager.

Ronald Koeman, Massimiliano Allegri and Roberto Martinez are the other three coaches the Catalans are believed to be looking at.

But the Gunners gaffer is reportedly held in high esteem by club chiefs.

Emery is considered to be an "elimination specialist" for his three consecutive Europa League triumphs with Sevilla between 2014 and 2016.

And he could take yet another scalp on Wednesday, when he will be guiding Arsenal in the Euro final against Chelsea in Baku.

President Josep Maria Bartomeu has reportedly held emergency crisis meeting with Valverde, 55, following the Copa del Rey loss, fuelling rumours over his future.

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