The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting a story from Marca that claims City assistant coach, Mikel Arteta and New York City Football Club coach Patrick Vieira are both options to take over from Arsene Wenger in the summer. Neither of the pair has any experience as any experience as a manager in Europe, although they’ve both played under Wenger and have been recommended by the Frenchman.
Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta is one of the favourites to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. NYCFC coach Patrick Vieira is another candidate. [Marca] pic.twitter.com/GuqgntFmk4
— City Watch (@City_Watch) April 20, 2018
For those who somehow haven’t heard the news yet, Arsene Wenger has announced today that he’ll be stepping down at the end of the season after 22 years in charge of Arsenal, a spell that saw him win three Premier Leagues, seven FA Cups and reach the Champions League final. It truly is the end of an era at The Emirates and now the talk starts over who will take over from the legendary Frenchman.
A number of potential candidates have been discussed by the Arsenal fans propping our bar up over the last few weeks with the likes of Diego Simeone, Carlo Ancelotti and Massimiliano Allegri all having their names thrown into the hat by expectant Arsenal fans. The next gaffer at The Emirates, though, could be a much more low-key appointment, with Arteta and Vieira both looking to make a name for themselves in management, sorting out the on-going horror show in North London could be the perfect place to start.
You can read our local Citizens’ verdict on Arsenal’s potential appointment here:
No. Don’t touch Arteta, don’t touch Patrick.
— clutch my pearls
Pep has prepared Arteta for Arsenal.
— Arthur Melo (@iAmGaucho__) April 20, 2018
Hands off Arteta
— Pep Data Jackson (@PepData) April 20, 2018
Would love Vieira at Arsenal. He could get premier league experience then return to manage us lol
— Banana Centurion (@PoznanOutbreak) April 20, 2018
patrick as d manager and mikel arteta as assistant whn pep must have quit the scene
— Nsima splendid-pal (@NsimaEkong17) April 20, 2018
No not mikelll
— we are the champions (@JessBarcroft) 20 April 2018Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
I mean it's easier to be an assistant than be a manager directly.Arteta doesn't have any coaching experience
— dhruv (@Shaggy_Dhruv) April 20, 2018