Sport Arsenal to hold Arteta talks

04:40  17 may  2018
04:40  17 may  2018 Source:   skysports.com

Djourou backs Arteta to succeed Wenger at Arsenal

  Djourou backs Arteta to succeed Wenger at Arsenal Mikel Arteta fits the bill as Arsene Wenger's replacement at Arsenal, according to ex-Gunners defender Johan Djourou.Former Arsenal defender Johan Djourou thinks Mikel Arteta would be a good choice as manager for the "new era" after Arsene Wenger's exit.

Arsenal will finish the season at home against already-relegated Aston Villa next weekend, with the Gunners hopeful of a final-day slip up from their neighbours to see them finish above Spurs again. Mikel Arteta has averaged two defensive actions-per-game in the Premier League this season.

SORRY: Mikel Arteta has apologised for the Chelsea horror show [PA]. Arsene Wenger called his Gunners flops in for crisis talks at London Colney yesterday after being smashed 6-0. The defeat has left their Premier League title hopes in tatters. Arteta said: "We paid for our own mistakes.

Mikel Arteta wearing a pink scarf: PA © Provided by BSkyB PA Arsenal will hold talks with Mikel Arteta on Thursday about becoming their new manager, according to Sky sources. 

Former Gunners midfielder Arteta is the leading candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger and if appointed, he would be handed a transfer budget in the region of £50m this summer.

The Arsenal executives, who are responsible for choosing the new manager, are also understood to be holding talks on Thursday.

Mikel Arteta standing in front of a crowd: Getty © Provided by BSkyB Getty They are expected to include chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.

Gazidis wants the successful candidate to fulfil a head coach role to fit into the club's new management structure.

Arteta is assistant coach at Manchester City and Pep Guardiola said he will not stand in the 36-year-old's way if he is offered the Arsenal job.

It is understood the Spaniard will be allowed to bring in his own backroom staff.

Arsenal want to make an appointment before the World Cup begins next month.

Arsenal to confirm new manager once coaching staff have been secured .
Arsenal are seemingly closing in on the appointment of former player Mikel Arteta as the club’s new first-team manager. The 36-year-old has emerged as the front-runner in the race for the Gunners’ hot-seat, which is vacant for the first time in 22 years following the departure of Arsene Wenger at the end of the season. Arteta is in pole position to land the Arsenal job and according to the Independent, the only thing left to arrange ahead of the appointment is the backroom staff for the Spaniard. It’s already been a period of upheaval for Arsenal, with several members of the club’s coaching staff leaving, along with Wenger, meaning that an overhaul is ongoing. Club legends such as Thierry Henry and Robert Pires have already been linked with moves to become parts of Arteta’s new coaching staff at the Emirates, whilst current Arsenal star Santi Cazorla could also be offered a pathway into coaching under Arteta. Despite having no managerial experience, it seems the Arsenal top brass have been convinced by Arteta’s credentials to take charge at the North London club. Arteta is understood to be well thought of among those in the Gunners’ hierarchy, with his work under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City having often been praised.

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