Arsenal fans have been raving over Mikel Arteta after the Spaniard was once again linked with the manager’s job at the Emirates Stadium.
According to The Mirror, the Gunners have identified Arteta and Massimiliano Allegri as potential candidates to replace Unai Emery if he is sacked by the club.
One fan seemed to be begging the club to appoint the 37-year-old, who was labelled ‘smart’ by Pep Guardiola for his impact at Manchester City.
I’m on my knees @Arsenal
— mehdi jerando (@jerando_mehdi) November 4, 2019
Guardiola’s number two was a candidate to replace Arsene Wenger when he left the club back in 2018, however, was ditched at the 11th hour for Unai Emery due to the Basque-born manager’s experience (via BBC).
That goes against what Arteta said regarding the north London club’s pursuit of himself, as he claimed he turned down the manager’s job at the Emirates Stadium back in the summer of 2018 (SER Catalunya via Metro).
Fans seem to be approving a move for the inexperienced coach, who is yet to manage a club during his short career in the dugout, as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
He is the perfect choice for Arsenal. Even Pep endorses Arteta because he said City should appoint him, once he leaves.
— Sohaib Cheema (@suhaibcheema) November 4, 2019
Better than emery
— Abbey (@Antom_dapper) November 4, 2019
I’ll prefer him All day long
— Tunde Oduwole (@tunde_odu) November 4, 2019
At least arteta has worked under one of the best managers close to 4 seasons now he has everything on his disposal, pep has instilled in him everything by now, tactics, game plans, structures, coaching geting the best out of players, he is perfect by now Arteta@m8arteta come hom
— Danny the journalist (@DannyJournalist) November 4, 2019
Yes, yes, yes!!!
— Dipesh Darji (@DipeshDarji) November 4, 2019
Get him before it is too late #EmeryOut
— Persie (@Invincible1890) November 4, 2019
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