According to the Spanish version of Goal, Arsenal have made contact with out-of-work manager Marcelino about replacing Unai Emery, who was sacked last week.

Goal report that the former Valencia boss, who was also relieved of his duties by the Spanish club in September, would also be keen on the Emirates Stadium role, and that the north London like the 54-year-old’s methods.

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He may have been Los Ches’ most successful coach since Rafa Benitez having delivered back-to-back Champions League qualification and a 2019 Copa del Rey success against Barcelona, but some Arsenal fans have made it clear that they don’t want the Spaniard.

Perhaps thatis because he is Spanish and managed Valencia previously like Emery, although his 7-3 aggregate defeat against Emery’s Arsenal in the Europa League semi-finals last term isn’t too impressive.

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However, not everyone was so damning about Marcelino, with some suggesting that they rate him, but also that Arsenal can do much better.

It wasn’t a complete dismissal of the 54-year-old either, with one suggesting he should be given a chance – fair enough given that he brought home Valencia’s first trophy in a decade and had them regularly competing in the Champions League after consecutive 12th-placed finishes in La Liga.

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