The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to a story from Sky Sports that claims Ivan Gazidis wants former Arsenal player and current Manchester City assistant coach, Mikel Arteta, to be the next Arsenal manager. Arteta is just one of a number of names who have been linked with the Arsenal job when Arsene Wenger walks away from the club after 22 years in charge this summer.
GAZIDIS WANTS ARTETA
Arsenal's chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes Mikel Arteta could be the man to replace Arsene Wenger, Sky Sports News understands.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 23, 2018
The 36-year-old Spaniard played 150 games for Arsenal, scoring 16 goals between 2011 and 2016 before he retired from football to take up a job as Pep Guardiola’s assistant coach at Manchester City. Now though, after two years of being Guardiola’s second in command, he could be set for his first job as a manager at the club he spent five years playing for.
Arsenal have been linked with a number of different managers across Europe. Massimiliano Allegri, Brendan Rodgers, Carlo Ancelotti, Joachim Lowe and Patrick Vieira have all been heavily linked with the vacant Arsenal hot seat in the summer, and whoever does take the reigns of the club has a big job on their hands as they look to rebuild the club after Wenger departs. Arsenal haven’t won a league title since they went invincible in the 2003/04 season and although they’ve won three FA Cup’s in the last four years, the fans have wanted to see change for a while.
You can read our resident Gunners’ verdict on the Arteta rumours here:
it was great being in the PL. can't wait to play Accrington Stanley
— Gabriel (@Gabriel_Jayment) April 23, 2018
Looks like Arsenal are destined for 6th forever . I'm not complaining.
You’re literally doing this for @SkyBet to make a bit of money. He’s not even being considered
— (@SolelyArsenal) 23 April 2018
If that's what he thinks he should follow wenger out the door
— dean young (@deanoyoung81) April 23, 2018
Going for the cheap option. How are we not surprised, Ivan
— m (@920401) April 23, 2018
They lookin for another Yes Man.
Not gonna be any different if we go down this path.
— river (@daltonhuncho) April 23, 2018Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
Relegation it is then
— Paul*Not the Apostle* (@BarizzyObeezy) 24 April 2018