Sport Wenger: Arteta has qualities for Arsenal job

16:55  17 may  2018
16:55  17 may  2018 Source:   goal.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.

Massimiliano Allegri has seemingly ruled himself out of the job after claiming he will stay at Juventus Wenger is having no say on his replacement and has been keen to steer clear of offering advice “I see a bright future for my successor because the team has a good attitude and quality ,” he said yesterday. Pep Guardiola admits he wouldn’t stand in Arteta ’s way if he was approached by Arsenal .

Arsene Wenger has thanked Mikel Arteta for his contribution to Arsenal , both as a player and a leader. An emotional Arsenal Weekly features interviews with the departing Arsène Wenger , plus Ljungberg, Kanu, Wilson, Mertesacker. Arsenal jobs .

Mikel Arteta - cropped © Provided by Goal Mikel Arteta - cropped

Arsene Wenger believes Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta has the "qualities" required to succeed him at Arsenal.

Wenger is leaving Arsenal after 22 years at the club, with former Gunners captain Arteta revealed by Goal to be the front-runner for the post.

Talks are due to be held between Arsenal and Arteta on Thursday, with Pep Guardiola having confirmed he will allow the Spaniard to leave City, should the 36-year-old be offered the job.

And Wenger has given his backing to Arteta as the next manager of Arsenal, who missed out on Champions League qualification for the second year in a row and lost in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Arteta backed to replace Wenger in 'new Arsenal era' by Djourou

  Arteta backed to replace Wenger in 'new Arsenal era' by Djourou The Gunners should consider their former star among the options to replace the outgoing manager, says the defenderFormer Arsenal defender Johan Djourou thinks Mikel Arteta would be a good choice to replace Arsene Wenger as manager and lead the club into a "new era".

Mikel Arteta and Massimiliano Allegri may be the wrong choices to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal , says Paul Merson. He plays the right kind of football and has proved he can handle the pressure of a big job .”

But, that doesn’t make Arteta anymore an intellectual genius than Steve Bould – who has evidently not been given permission at Arsenal to do captain is a shoe in for this job or anywhere near capable of bringing the qualities that Arsenal need to, first, clear up the detritus Wenger left behind, then go

"He has all the qualities to do the job, yes and I think as well he is one of the favourites," Wenger told beIN SPORTS.

"He was a leader and he has a good passion for the game and he knows the club well, he knows what is important at the club and he was captain of the club. Why not?

"I left a lot of experience behind me, people who were with me like Steve Bould who has six years' experience, and Jens Lehmann too. He [Arteta] has been an assistant of Guardiola as well, so overall I think he has the qualities."

Wenger will not be involved in the board's decision over his successor at Arsenal, though.

"I don't want to influence [the appointment] publicly," Wenger said.

"Because for me I believe it is important that they make their choice in an objective way and after they make a decision I will support them."

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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