Former Arsenal cult hero, Mikel Arteta, who has been Pep Guardiola’s number two at Manchester City for the last three seasons, studying under his tutelage during an era littered with trophies, could now be on his way back to the Emirates.
Is Arteta the right man for Arsenal?
According to the Daily Mirror, current Gunners boss Unai Emery has been given a month to turn Arsenal’s form around and save his job following a season to forget so far.
As a result, Arsenal are now linked with City assistant manager Arteta with the north Londoners reportedly eyeing both Arteta and Max Allegri to replace Emery – but Sky Blues supporters immediately dismissed the interest in a series of tweets.
The main consensus behind the Spaniard’s perceived unlikelihood of joining Arsenal is the strong theory that Arteta is being groomed as Guardiola’s future replacement at the Etihad – prompting most fans to dismiss the links as nonsense.
Here’s how they reacted.
Leave him alone
— Zhubbie (@Zhubbie2) November 3, 2019
Next city manager
— Sonny (@AdilSonny) November 3, 2019
Nobody better than pep and arteta
— Golden Foden (@JakedoddMCFC) November 3, 2019
Nah Mikel Arteta is going to be the successor to pep
— James Kinniburgh (@jamesKinniburg3) November 3, 2019
Arteta will replace Pep. It’s been the plan all along right?
— Charlie (@charliedude99) November 3, 2019
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What to get abused when he gets beat , never
— Ainsley Oldham (@ainsley_oldham) November 3, 2019