Arsenal bigwigs are reluctant to splash the cash in their search for a new manager. The Gunners gave Unai Emery the boot last week after a series of dismal displays, report agencies.
A shocking 2-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League proved to be the final straw for senior figures at the club.
Freddie Ljungberg is currently pulling the strings on an interim basis although could land the top job if results pick up. He could only guide the north Londoners to a 2-2 draw against Norwich at Carrow Road, though.
It was the eighth fixture on the bounce that Arsenal have failed to win.
A host of high-profile managers have been mooted as potential options for the top job at the Emirates.
Brendan Rodgers, who is working wonders at Leicester, had looked a likely contender.
Meanwhile, Ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is currently out of work and is reportedly keen to test himself in England.
But according to The Athletic , there could be a major spanner in the works.
It’s suggested the club are reluctant to pay over the odds for a new boss and Arsenal chiefs would prefer the cheaper option. That could rule out Rodgers as Arsenal would need to hand over compensation to the Foxes.
Allegri would be a more cost-effective option than the former Liverpool and Celtic chief. Nevertheless, there are concerns in the Emirates corridors of power regarding Allegri’s non existent English-language skills.
Speaking after their underwhelming showing against the Canaries, Ljungberg claimed there’s plenty the side can build on.
"We started the game really well, that's how I want to play football,” he explained.
"But we need to work on the transitions, we dominated and they break us too easily.
“In the beginning I saw a lot of things we worked on in training, but we need to score goals and take the lead.
“I want this club to do well, it is only winning that counts.
“I wanted to win the games so I am disappointed but I have also seen some positive things.”