Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move to sign former captain Mikel Arteta as our new manager this summer, and Pep Guardiola has just added to the speculation by confirming that he will allow his exit.
Paul Merson has claimed that Mikel Arteta and Max Allegri should be overlooked by Arsenal in favour of Brendan Rodgers.
The Gunners are on the lookout for their first new manager in over two decades, and are believed to be confident of wrapping up their chase before June’s World Cup in Russia, and there is plenty of speculation on who will be chosen to take us into the new campaign.
Respected journalist and insider on Arsenal Football Club David Ornstein has stated that the board and executives have been praised for the work being put into finding Arsene Wenger’s successor.
The Gunners have a huge task at hand to bring in a new boss after 22 years under the reign of the Frenchman, and many expect a transitional period of struggles following his departure.
Before he picked up a knee injury in the first Arsenal match of pre-season that forced him to have surgery and miss perhaps the whole first half of the new season, it was being reported that the German centre back Per Mertesacker was going to be given the task of replacing Mikel Arteta as club captain.
Arteta joins Man City!
It’s official, Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has joined Premier League rivals Manchester City. But as you will be more than aware, Arteta has joined the Citizens as a coach rather than as a player.
There might still be more of the current Arsenal squad to be heading for the Emirates exit door during the summer transfer window, with the England trio Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain three of the Gunners that could be on their way.
Flamini IS leaving Arsenal!
After much debate over the past few weeks since the closure of the domestic season, it was questioned whether Arsenal’s Mathieu Flamini would be leaving the club. Now after weeks of waiting for a decision, Arsenal fans can finally rest easy knowing Flamini will be leaving the club after all!
There has been little mention of Mathieu Flamini leaving Arsenal this summer despite the whole world and his dog knowing that Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Flamini were all out of contract this summer. Matheiu was the only one of the three that actually featured in a few games last season and he wasn’t completely useless, and it seems that Wenger certainly hasn’t ruled out the idea.