Arsenal board want 37-year-old to be next manager – report

Arsenal want to appoint Mikel Arteta as their new manager, according to reports

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Unai Emery
Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Photo: Screengrab)

Arsenal want to appoint Mikel Arteta as their new manager, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Gunners board want to bring in the 37-year-old former midfielder as their new boss following the sacking of Unai Emery last month.

The same story says that the former Arsenal star is “keen” on taking over at The Emirates, which would mean leaving his current position as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City.

It is claimed in the same article that Arteta is Arsenal’s “first choice” to take over at the north London club after they opted to part ways with Emery.

The same article recounts how Arsenal actually came close to appointing Arteta back in 2018 but then chief executive Ivan Gazidis intervened as the Gunners settled on Emery as Arsene Wenger’s successor.

According to the same story, Manchester City would be open to letting Arteta go because they have an ideal replacement waiting in the wings, in the shape of another former Arsenal star Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are currently preparing for their home clash against Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Thursday night.

The Gunners played out a 2-2 draw with Norwich City in Freddie Ljungberg’s first game in charge as interim boss on Sunday.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Martin Keown
BT Sport pundit raves about Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli
Jurgen Klopp
Xherdan Shaqiri sends message to Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United confident of signing quality 19-year-old winger – report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drops hint about Man United signings in January
Frank Lampard
Chelsea FC could use £3.5m clause to re-sign 22-year-old – report
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves predicts where Arsenal and Man United will finish
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Novak Djokovic
Who plays where ahead of Australian Open? Wawrinka, Sharapova, Djokovic, Nadal, Medvedev first from blocks
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drops hint about Man United signings in January
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves predicts where Arsenal and Man United will finish