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REVEALED: Arsenal chiefs working through 12-man list

Arsenal are working through a 12-man list of names as they seek to replace sacked manager Unai Emery.

The Mirror says Arsenal want to move quickly on a new manager and have put together an exhaustive list of names with the club ready to analyse and assess as many as 12 contenders.

They include the likes of Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta but, even though they are on the list, the likes of Wolves manager Nuno and ex-Juventus boss Max Allegri are not seen as leading candidates.

Pochettino may not be willing to cross the North London divide, Rodgers has a buy-out clause at Leicester but Arsenal fear they may not be able to get him while former chief executive Ivan Gazidis championed Arteta in 2018 and those who opposed him are still at the club.

Arsenal hope to whittle the contenders down to a shortlist of around four or five within the week with technical director Edu, head of football Raul Sanllehi, managing director Vinai Venkatesham and contracts negotiator Huss Fahmy making up the four-strong panel.

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