Former Arsenal captain Arteta is expected to succeed Unai Emery as Arsenal manager after Spaniard reportedly agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal to rejoin the club he retired as a player in 2016.
Arsenal have been linked with a whole host of names over the past 18 days but Arteta has emerged as the front-runner and it looks as though it’s now a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ he gets the job.
Arteta is yet to manage at senior level after spending the three years since retiring as a player on the coaching team at Manchester City.
So we’ve been looking into reasons why Arsenal are so keen to bring the green gafa in:
He knows what it means:
He knows the club, the culture and will be a very good ambassador for the north Londoners.
Getting the best out of players:
It has been well documented that Arteta is an excellent one-to-one coach and that the Spaniard spends a lot of time individually working with Manchester City’s stars to improve their game. After all, the former Gunners captain has learned from the best in Pep Guardiola.
Arteta, who is set to arrive in a £5million-a-year deal will be a far cheaper option than other candidates as well.
This includes Everton bound Carlo Ancelotti who would likely demand the Kroenke’s to dig a lot deeper into their pockets.
The Gunners legend said: “To ask someone with no managerial experience to take charge in the current circumstances at Arsenal is a big gamble.
“But there are also massive question marks over his credentials, massive questions. I cannot make the case for Arteta because he’s never managed before, yet someone at Arsenal can. How can you do that?