Arsene Wenger opens up on the possibility of Mikel Arteta’s appointment as new Arsenal manager. Arteta is currently in advanced talks to take over the job at the Emirates.
Since the sacking of Unai Emery, there have been a lot of speculation over who will succeed the Spaniard at the Etihad. There were suggestions that Carlo Ancelotti would be the guy to take the reins at the club. However, it has now emerged that Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta is the favourite to become the new Arsenal manager.
Arteta is a former Arsenal player and has had some experience after being Pep Guardiola’s assistant. Together, the pair have guided the club to two consecutive Premier League titles including an unprecedented domestic treble last season.
Arsene Wenger, who managed the side for over two decades, has now spoken on the realities of Mikel Arteta taking over from Unai Emery. Arteta, who spent the final five years of his career playing under Wenger, has received a word of caution from his former boss.
Arsene Wenger opens up on the possibility of Mikel Arteta’s appointment as new Arsenal manager
“I am an Arsenal supporter,” Wenger told skysports. “And at the moment I support the manager in charge and the manager in charge is Ljungberg. When Arteta will be in charge I will support Arteta.
“He (Arteta) is intelligent, he has passion, he has knowledge, but Ljungberg [does] as well.
“I believe that Arteta has certainly a great future, he has certainly learned a lot in his first position as an assistant coach and after that as well he will have to deal with the fact that he has no experience at that level and he will have to get surrounded well.”
Arsene Wenger on Arteta as manager
🗣”I am an Arsenal supporter and I support the manager in charge” pic.twitter.com/N3mPemgVg2
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