Reports claim that former Gunner would be allowed to take Arsenal job

Manchester City would allow Mikel Arteta to leave to take up the Arsenal job.

As Unai Emery continues to come under fire for his team’s performances, several managers have been linked with his position.

Mikel Arteta who came close to getting the job ahead of Emery is still linked with the position and it may be easier for the Gunners to make him their new boss than we all think.

Arteta is currently Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City. But he is an Arsenal fan favourite after his spell with the club under Arsene Wenger.

Arteta was one of the most respected members of the dressing room according to the reports. Therefore the thinking is that the club would be glad to welcome him back as manager.

The media reports that Manchester City would not stand in the way of Arteta should he decide to accept a job offer from Arsenal.

A source, claims the report, states that Arteta is sure that City would not stop him from becoming a manager if the right opportunity comes.

With wins hard to come by under Emery, Arteta could be brought in sooner if results do not improve despite the dreaded vote of confidence.

It is difficult to know what to believe in this febrile atmosphere. The media are going to be throwing out names left right and centre. This is particularly true in an international break when club news is thin on the ground.

We have already had Luis Enrique reported to have spoken with the club. The false rumours of Jose Mourinho dining with Raul Sanllehi. Now this.

On a personal level, I would be just fine with Arteta given a go.


  1. Roshan Gill says:

    Naglesman is the best option. Has done well playing exciting football and loves developing youth.

    Also if Xhaka leaves we should use the funds to buy Thomas partey or another midfield boss of similar standard who plays the Ndidi role.

    1. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

      Agree, spot on.

  2. gotanidea says:

    What will Ljungberg think if Arteta is appointed instead of him?

    Won’t that create pro-Ljungberg and pro-Arteta groups in the squad?

    1. ken1945 says:

      Why would that happen?

    2. Grandad says:

      Spot on Roshan.Trouble is Naglesman would cost a fortune whereas An Arteta,Ljumberg combo would be readily available as Man City have indicated that they would not stand in Arteta’s way.I’m all for giving younger Manager’s a chance.Look how well Lampard is doing at Chelsea and by keeping Bournemouth in a respectable position in the PL Eddie Howe has proved himself.

  3. ozziegunner says:

    I have never seen anything in Arteta’s character, while playing for Arsenal or since, to indicate that he is strong enough to turn the players at Arsenal around.
    Arsenal cannot afford to get the coaching appointment wrong the next time.

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  4. Reggie says:

    No thanks not for me.

  5. Tariq Faqiry says:

    Arteta has been mentored by Arsene and Pep. He brings great exposure unlike Ljungberg. Still he will be a gamble that may or may not work out. But he carries much lesser risk than Maxi or Jose. It will be a great idea to bring him now till end of this season rather than keeping Unai. If he achieves our targets, he can be given long term contract, if fails, many other coaches and managers will be available in the summer

  6. PxN says:

    Ljunberg ticks the box for me. At least he’s worked with the reserves, has Arteta coached Man city’s reserves?

    I’ll take someone with practical knowledge over one with perfect theory.

    I mean, who has a better chance of riding a power bike, one who has ridden a scooter in traffic or one who sits behind a very good rider?

  7. Apangu Iddi Amin says:

    But what about Alegri who has enough experience. Arsenal need a proven manager with vast experience.

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