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Arteta ‘more than ready’ to lead Arsenal – Guillem Balague 0

Posted on December 13, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Mikel Arteta is ‘more than ready’ to take the managerial post at Arsenal, Guillem Balague claims.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, the Spanish football expert expressed a strong belief that after working for several seasons as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, his compatriot is fully qualified to take the next step and plunge into the waters of management himself.

The line of six for the Arsenal job 0

Posted on December 04, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

The speculation about who would succeed Unai Emery as the Arsenal head coach were mounting even before the club decided to part ways with the Spaniard, and since it happened it’s gone through the roof. However, the names are always the same, always the same quartet.

Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed to the role as a temporary solution, but according to football.london, he is also the leading candidate for the permanent role. Giving the former Arsenal midfielder a proper chance would likely prove a popular decision among the club’s supporters, at least in the beginning. After that, the amount of love and support he’d be receiving from the Emirates stands would likely depend on results and performances. He has no experience in first-team management, but he knows the youth setup well and young players would certainly benefit from his appointment.

Ancelotti plays down Arsenal links while Espirito Santo refuses to comment 0

Posted on November 28, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Numerous reports claiming that Arsenal boss Unai Emery has come near the end of the road have created a sense of a change in the post being almost imminent. Given the results the Gunners have lately been getting, it’s becoming all too easy to believe in such an outcome. Naturally, under such circumstances, speculations about who would be the man to succeed the Spaniard have been coming thick as well.

Here are some names put forth by the media, and some – let’s call them developments.

Is Arteta still a good idea one day? 0

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The curtain has come down on Arsenal’s 2017/18 campaign, and with it, the curtain has also come down on Arsene Wenger’s tenure as manager. By this point, we all know that Unai Emery is the man who will succeed the Frenchman as he attempts to guide Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League. However, for a while, it seemed as if former Gunners midfielder Mikel Arteta was destined to make the position his first official role in management.

The challenges awaiting the new manager 0

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

After numerous reports of former captain Mikel Arteta being the frontrunner for the vacant manager job at Arsenal, the plot has twisted again and now it’s Unai Emery who seems destined to replace Arsene Wenger in the Emirates dugout.

But regardless of what the name of the new manager will be, there will be challenges for him to face, difficulties to overcome. The job is set to be anything but easy as the new hierarchy at the club is being established with the manager having significantly less say in decision-making than had been the case with Wenger in charge.

Arsenal set to appoint Unai Emery as boss 0

Posted on May 22, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are set to name former Sevilla boss Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s replacement. In my article yesterday, I wrote that Emery had emerged as an alternative to Mikel Arteta and it seems the Spaniard will now become the Gunners next boss.

Emery was reportedly in London on Monday for talks with club officials for talks over the job. It seems the 46-year-old impressed them with whatever he had to say.

Arteta wanted more control

According to reports, former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta withdrew from the race on Monday, as the Spaniard wanted more control over incoming transfers, as the club reportedly are only prepared to give the next head coach a budget of around £50million.

Wilshere set to sign as Arsenal consider an alternative to Arteta 0

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

As the story of Arteta vs Emery unfolds, there has been a breakthrough in the new deal negotiations between Arsenal and Jack Wilshere, according to Evening Standard.

The club have made a slightly improved offer to the player. Apparently, his wages would still be significantly performance incentivised, but the report claims Wilshere would have to complete reasonably fewer minutes and appearances in order to trigger maximum pay-out, believed to be £100k per week.

Could Unai Emery emerge as Arsenal alternative to Arteta? 0

Posted on May 21, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the London Standard, Arsenal will hold talks later today with former PSG boss Unai Emery about becoming the clubs new boss. Former Arsenal captain and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta was reported to be close to the job. However, it now seems the north London club want to speak to Emery before any appointment.

Emery an interesting choice

Unai Emery would certainly be an interesting choice of replacement for veteran boss Arsene Wenger, who is leaving the role after 22 years with the club this summer.

Arteta and Wilshere: could it go either way? 0

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As reported by Mirror, it seems as if Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere are destined to be at the Emirates with Arsenal next season. Mikel is far and away the favourite to take over as manager in the wake of Arsene Wenger’s departure, whereas Wilshere’s ongoing contract situation finally seems to be sorting itself out as he prepares to sign on the dotted line of a new three-year deal.

Santi Cazorla set to leave Arsenal 0

Posted on May 20, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Mirror and Spanish TV, Arsenal’s veteran midfielder Santi Cazorla is set to return to Spanish club Villarreal this summer after 18 months of injury hell in north London.

The reports claim that Cazorla is set to return to his former club and that the Yellow Submarine are in ‘advanced negotiations’ to sign the 33-year-old this summer. There is even a claim that he is ready to link up with Javi Calleja’s team in July for pre-season training.

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