Arsenal and Spurs both claimed to be in talks with head coach

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are claimed to be ‘in talks’ with former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

The Italian is still employed by the Old Lady, despite having replaced him with Andrea Pirlo last summer.

With Juventus still retaining Sarri’s contract until 2022 at present, as they seemingly refuse to buy him out of the deal, the club will be able to demand some compensation should an offer be made, and that could well be in the pipeline.

Football.Italia exclusively claims that both Arsenal and Spurs are ‘in talks’ with the manager, with the latter currently without a permanent coach in charge.

Tottenham relieved Jose Mourinho of his duties just before their League Cup final(as you do), without a replacement lined up, meaning that Ryan Mason’s second ever competitive match as manager was the final.

Arsenal haven’t taken any drastic action by sacking their coach Mikel Arteta, but the report claims that we are considering life without him.

We are drastically under threat of going into next season without any form of European football, with all of our eggs in the proverbial Europa League basket at present. We trail Villarreal 2-1 ahead of the second-leg tie at the Emirates on Thursday, with a victory able to send us into the final, with our league position nowhere near where it should be at this point in the campaign.

There is little talk of the manager’s job being on the line come Thursday, but it I struggle to imagine it would be a massive shock if missing out on European football would be deemed unacceptable.

Sarri won the Europa League, made the final of the League Cup as well as finishing in the top-four in his one season with Chelsea previously, but would still be deemed a risky appointment given the style of play he likes to install.

His style however would likely suit Arsenal, given our strong principles on possession and exciting football over the years.

Would Sarri suit Arsenal FC? Should Arteta’s job be on the line on Thursday?


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  1. A good experienced coach. Is he the best available, it is arguable.
    Arsenal name and Pal are strong enough to attract top coaches even if not every coach and there are several big names out there

  2. Conflicting stories, in one article it is claimed that the Kronkes have said that Artetas job is safe for next season and this article claims we ( who’s we Kronkes, Vinai, Edu ? ) are in talks with Sarri to replace Arteta. Which article do we believe ?

    1. A made up article based on a false rumour that the author knows perfectly well is false. I dislike disinguousness and double talk and prefer reality Reality is that MA will be here for quite some time to come.

  3. Kronke will stick with Arteta I believe, and I base it on his decisions since he opted to hire Arteta.

    He brought him in to clear out the deadwood and deal with the results of a rebuild, (which was actually a failed retool this year) whereas most top coaches don’t want to deal with the hassles and consequences associated with rebuilding, with the limited funding Kronke offers.

    Despite Josh’s lip service, owners, management, and Arteta knew we were no where near top 4 competitive, and have chosen the long term avenue over costly short term rebuild.

    Honestly I expect Arteta to stay on at least through next year regardless of results.

    Players like Luiz, Mavroporas, Odegaard, Ceballos, AMN, Nketiah, Guendouzi, and probably Nelson will be moving on. Think they will shop Laca and Bellerin to see if they can fetch decent money.

    Saliba and Willock will get their chance; young and talented and no transfer fee.

    Hakimi is a pipe dream, as will be most top players under this long term process.

    Honestly I’m not too opposed to giving youth a chance, it’s just the way the Kronke’s tried selling it to the fans. I’d prefer we kept Saliba and Willock and gave them chances, rather have seen Guendouzi in midfield over another poor year from Ceballos.

    I would be content if they came out to start the year and said they were looking to develop youth, mix them with veterans, and re-establish a core from which to build on in the Summer of 2021.

    I could accept a mid-table finish if it was laying a foundation that they could build on this Summer. Instead, we got more of the same drivel from ownership, lip service, and no clearly stated goals about direction, development, or future plan.

  4. Not for me, too hairy fairy and a bit of a scatter brain coach. Rafa is our man! Spuds can have him.

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