Arsenal chiefs want to bring vastly experienced Premier League manager back to England to replace Mikel Arteta

There’s been plenty of talk about Arsenal choosing to stand by Mikel Arteta despite their recent struggles, but it’s only natural that speculation has been rife as they’ve plummeted down the table.

The win over Chelsea has surely given the Spaniard some breathing room, while a few more victories will extinguish any relegation talk and they could still look to make an outside run for European football next season.

The biggest problem is that there hasn’t been many true signs of progress this season, so it’s perfectly understandable that the Express have indicated that some of Arsenal’s hierarchy want to make a change.

Rafa Benitez is the suggested name that they are hoping to bring in, so he would signal yet another change in direction if the club actually decided to go down that route.

They’ve has the highly touted European manager in Emery and the promising coach/club legend in Arteta, so Benitez would bring something very different with his experience and more pragmatic approach.

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His teams tend to be focussed on keeping things tight and the football might not be so exciting, but he’s hugely experienced in the Premier League and could be the steadying presence that Arsenal need just now.

They confirm that he’s still managing in China but he’s starting to lose patience and wants to return to Europe, so Arsenal are interested in bringing him back.

It would be an interesting one because he would probably be a good appointment, but you also get the feeling he’s a manager who steadies the ship and lays the groundwork for someone else to come in and build on rather than being the manager who would transform Arsenal into title contenders again.

You could be sure that they wouldn’t be in this position if he was the manager since the start of the season, so it will be interesting to see if these links get stronger over the next few weeks.

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  1. Olalekan says:

    Arteta need sometime to get himself

    1. Charles says:

      True we the arsenal have over changed managers lets give arteta apple time to prove to the board and the arsenal fun’s all over the world that he is the chosen I believe in him

  2. Elliot says:

    Arteta lacks the experience required to manage such a big club like Arsenal. He should have started his managerial carrier in the championship division. If you compare him to managers like Mourinho, Klopp, Pinnochet and Allegri just to mention a few. You can easily see why Arsenal are in that position on the log. The big problem lies with the Arsenal board who opt for cheap managers. There is a lot of talent at Arsenal but there is no manager. The case of Ozil, William Saliba and Reiss Nelson says it all. Give the mentioned players to Mourinho or Klopp, then you will believe me.

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