Per Mertesacker would love to work with Mikel Arteta.
Unai Emery’s position as Arsenal manager is one position that anyone would want to have and it is no different for Per Mertesacker.
The former Gunners defender has been managing the club’s youth academy for some time now, but it appears as though the German is looking for a bigger position.
Unai Emery has been under pressure recently and one individual who has been linked with replacing him has been Mikel Arteta.
Arteta is the assistant manager of Manchester City and is being tipped to move into management at some point.
Arsenal considered making Arteta their manager last summer before settling for Unai Emery.
With the team struggling there have been calls for the Gunners to make Arteta their manager again as he may replicate the successes he has enjoyed with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad, and Mertesacker admits he would love to manage the Gunners alongside Arteta.
‘I was his vice-captain at Arsenal and he trusted me,’ he told FourFourTwo magazine. ‘I was by his side during team meetings and we had a great bond. I’d love to work with him again, a top guy.’
Unai Emery has been given until January to make the Gunners competitive again or they may fire him. It would be a delightful sight for Arsenal fans if Arteta returns as he was a fan’s favourite in his playing days.