MX23RW : Thursday, December 5 21:49:16| >> :600:218740:218740:

Arsenal chiefs want Mikel Arteta as next manager?

Arsenal chiefs want Mikel Arteta as next manager?
© Reuters
Arsenal chiefs reportedly pinpoint former midfielder Mikel Arteta as the number one candidate to become the club's next permanent manager.

Arsenal chiefs have reportedly pinpointed former midfielder Mikel Arteta as the number one candidate to become the club's next permanent manager.

The North London club has commenced its search for a new boss following the club's decision to sack Unai Emery last Friday.

Arteta, currently working as Pep Guardiola's assistant at Manchester City, has been mentioned as a target alongside Brendan Rodgers, Carlo Ancelotti and Massimiliano Allegri.

According to The Mirror, Arsenal's hierarchy has decided that Arteta, who spent five years at the Emirates, would serve as the best option.

The Spaniard came very close to becoming the club's successor to Arsene Wenger, only for Ivan Gazidis to favour the more proven Emery.

Guardiola has recently insisted that he expected Arteta to remain as his number two at the Etihad until the end of the season at least.

body check tags ::

Next Arsenal manager - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Mikel Arteta

Click here for more stories about Arsenal

Share this article now:
Instagram - Follow Sports Mole
Freddie Ljungberg pictured on November 27, 2019
Read Next:
Ljungberg 'genuine candidate for full-time Arsenal job'
>
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool15141037142343
2Leicester CityLeicester1511223592635
3Manchester CityMan City15102343172632
4Chelsea159243021929
5Wolverhampton WanderersWolves155822117423
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd155642318521
7Crystal Palace156361418-421
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs155552523220
9Arsenal154832122-120
10Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd154741715219
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle155461522-719
12Burnley155372124-318
13Bournemouth154471821-316
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton154471722-516
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham154471725-816
16Aston Villa154382224-215
17Southampton154381733-1615
18Everton154291627-1114
19Norwich CityNorwich1532101632-1611
20Watford15159930-218

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!