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Arsenal target Luis Enrique confirms he received an offer from ‘foreign club’

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Nov 2019 11:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link672Shares Advertisement Comment Luis Enrique was reportedly approached by Arsenal prior to their recent defeat against Leicester (Picture: Getty)Luis Enrique confirmed he was sounded out by a ‘foreign club’ before his reappointment as Spain’s national team head coach.The 49-year-old took over as Spain coach in July 2018 but left 11 months later for personal reasons as his nine-year-old daughter Xana passed away from osteosarcoma – a form of bone cancer – in August.The former Barcelona manager was reportedly on Arsenal’s initial shortlist when the Gunners were looking to replace Arsene Wenger in 2018, before the club’s then chief executive Ivan Gazidis appointed Unai Emery.The former PSG boss is under mounting pressure to save his job following a disastrous start to the new season with El Confidencial having reported that Enrique was approached by Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi, prior to the 2-0 defeat at Leicester earlier this month.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEnrique appeared at a press conference on Wednesday for the first time since returning to national team duties and revealed: ‘Yes, I received a call from a foreign club, although it did not materialise.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEmery was forced to hold an emergency meeting with club chiefs Edu and Sanllehi in the tunnel area following the loss of two points against Southampton, a side placed 19th in the table, on Saturday and has subsequently been given four games to save his job.Goal, however, reports that club staff believe it is only a matter of time before the former PSG coach is given his marching orders with Freddie Ljungberg primed to take over in the short-term, at least. Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is the latest name in the frame for Emery’s job, while the likes of Max Allergri and Mikel Arteta are also under consideration. Nuno Espirito Santo has been linked with the Arsenal manager’s job (Picture: Getty)Arsenal face Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday in the Europa Leauge knowing a draw will be good enough to see them progress to the knockout stages.Emery, however, is likely to be without Hector Bellerin, who has sustained a slight hamstring injury, while Sead Kolasinac is also a doubt.MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang refusing Arsenal offer due to Unai Emery uncertaintyMORE: Paul Merson begs Arsenal board to appoint Mauricio Pochettino Arsenal target Luis Enrique confirms he received an offer from ‘foreign club’ Advertisementlast_img read more