It looks like there is a going to be a big shake-up to the Arsenal squad this summer after Arsene Wenger’s departure so we can expect to see quite a few of Wenger’s favourite players moving on to make room for new arrivals.
If there is no smoke without fire then the constant Arsenal rumours linking us with the centre-back Sokratis must have some basis is fact. And because the Greek international currently plays at Borussia Dortmund, which is Sven Mislintat’s old hunting ground, it sounds over more believable every day.
It may not have been confirmed yet but it would appear that the Arsenal management are nearly certain to appoint Mikel Arteta as Arsene Wenger’s successor, and they also seem keen on gathering a coaching team of former Arsenal heroes.
There are a large portion of Arsenal fans that are very unhappy that the Gunners have made Mikel Arteta the hot favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger, and these naysayers are quietly hoping that the persistent rumours about Pep Guardiola’s assistant are simply a smokescreen before they announce their main target of Max Allegri.
It was thought the the decision on the new Arsenal manager had been done when it was revealed this week that Mikel Arteta was meeting up for talks with the Gunners’ bosses, but now it seems that Arteta was only the first of many interviews with prospective candidates.
Arsenal Player ratings for the season by Konstantin Mitov
Well, all the excitement of a new manager is dead with Mikel Arteta coming in. But I’d like to give my season ratings of the players who played at least a part time roll in the squad.
Why Arteta may be the best option Arsenal have as our next manager. by Patrick Karani
Arsenal’s age-old search for a dominating defensive midfielder seems to picking up pace with the recent rumours suggesting that we are in the market to find one, and the first two names on the list would appear to be Napoli’s Jorginho and Nice’s Jean Micheal Seri who are both widely acknowledged as two of the best in that position in Europe at the moment.