Arsenal board make final decision on Mikel Arteta’s future

Arsenal have reportedly decided to stick with Mikel Arteta as their manager, despite the team’s poor form this season.

That’s the final decision of the club board, according to Fabrizio Romano in his latest column for Benchwarmers, as he looks into a number of managerial situations as we near the end of the season.

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Arteta is surely a pretty lucky man to still be in the Arsenal job after such a poor campaign, but the inexperienced young Spaniard has long been highly rated as a coach and has perhaps done enough to convince club bosses that he’s worth sticking with for a bit longer.

Arsenal did show some real promise when Arteta first took over last season, with the Gunners winning the FA Cup final after some strong big-game displays to get past Manchester City and Chelsea in the semi-final and final, respectively.

However, Arteta will surely be disappointed with how his second season has gone, and there will surely be pressure to improve next term.

Romano also has some interesting updates on the Real Madrid and Barcelona jobs, plus Antonio Conte’s future at Inter Milan – you can read his column in full by clicking here.