Arsenal want 37-year-old to replace Unai Emery – report

Arsenal want Mikel Arteta as their next manager, according to a report in England

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Arsenal want Manchester City assistant boss Mikel Arteta to become their next manager, according to a report in England.

The Sunday Mirror is reporting that the Gunners have earmarked their former captain as their preferred appointment at The Emirates.

The same article states that Arteta is open to the idea of taking over the reins of Arsenal following Unai Emery’s sacking.

According to the same story, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola won’t stand in Arteta’s way if the 37-year-old wants to replace Emery.

The Sunday Mirror go on to write that Arteta was close to replacing Arsene Wenger in May 2018 before the Gunners opted for the Spanish head coach.

Arsenal have been on a miserable run of form of late, and their poor results culminated in Emery’s dismissal after a season-and-a-half in charge of the Gunners.

Arteta scored 16 times in 149 games in all competitions during a five-season stint as a player at Arsenal.

The Spanish midfielder won two FA Cup crowns during his Gunners career.

Arteta has been part of Guardiola’s coaching staff since the Spanish head coach took over the reins at Manchester City in 2016.

The Citizens have won back-to-back Premier League titles with Arteta as their number two.

Arsenal haven’t finished in the top four in the last three seasons.

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