Despite the fact Arsenal have had a mixed start to the Premier League this season, Mikel Arteta is one figure who has shown unbelievable consistency.
Due to the fact he has proven such a success, it isn’t out of the realms of possibility that bigger clubs come calling anytime soon.
Ever since his arrival back in December 2019, everything the Spaniard asks and wants from his squad of players has been made crystal clear. And when someone hasn’t fallen in line with the demands, the accused is given the short-end of the stick and frozen out completely, as Matteo Guendouzi found out.
Compare that to his predecessor, Unai Emery, who after 18 months in the job had no set starting XI, formation or style of play.
However, the former Manchester City assistant coach has got everything down to a tee from set starters to his 3-4-3 formation.
His methods proved successful just months into his reign with the Emirates Stadium giants lifting the FA Cup following back-to-back victories over Manchester City and Chelsea.
With all this in mind, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see a massive club like Barcelona to come calling in the near future.
The Catalan giants are currently struggling in La Liga, sitting down in 12th place under the relatively new stewardship of Ronald Koeman. And given how impatient the Blaugrana are in their pursuit of success, they could well be looking for a new coach pretty soon.
The Spanish club pride themselves on their style of play, almost always hiring a manager, who has an affiliation with the club.
Arteta was a youth player at the La Liga outfit and seems to fit the mould perfectly. He plays brilliant attacking football which comes accompanied with a high press and amazing fluidity.
The north London side’s goals against the Citizens in the FA Cup semi-final, Liverpool in the Community Shield and Fulham in the Premier League, showing a passing style of play, which has become the norm in Spain’s second-largest city.
Whether the former Everton man would leave the club is another question. However, the Gunners must be careful not to lose, arguably, their most prized asset or they could well find themselves back at square one.
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