Arsenal identify big-name Arteta replacement as Gunners boss given deadline to save his job

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Arsenal have reportedly set a deadline of five games for Mikel Arteta to save his job, and have also identified former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte as a potential replacement.

Arteta is under growing pressure at the Emirates Stadium after an awful start to the season, and the Telegraph report that Conte would be the most likely name targeted to take his place if the Spanish tactician cannot turn things around soon.

Arsenal fans will no doubt be disappointed that their former player hasn’t been able to make the step up into management, but it’s hard to imagine they’ll keep patience with Arteta for much longer after such poor performances and results.

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Conte would also represent a very tempting upgrade for the Gunners, with the Italian tactician winning major honours everywhere he’s been.

The 52-year-old led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge back in 2016/17, and followed that up with an FA Cup final victory the following year.

Given that Arsenal have spent so much in recent transfer windows, bringing in big names like Ben White, Martin Odegaard and Thomas Partey, it’s hard to imagine a top coach like Conte wouldn’t get more out of this squad than Arteta has been able to.

Antonio Conte is being eyed up by Arsenal

Conte has also won Serie A with both Juventus and Inter Milan, and it would be intriguing to see this proven winner back in English football again.

A more competitive Arsenal side would surely make the race for the top four a bit more interesting than it is at the moment, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool looking some way ahead of the rest.

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  1. Board! You can’t let this high risk experiment continue until October – for one particular reason: You must protect the players. This squad of talented football players – especially the young ones – are very sensible creatures, as individuals and as a cooperating unit. One-two more months of this chaotic mistreatment can ruin several of them. They lose their self confidence, so important for a footballer. After that You can’t even sell them, they are to insecure and nervous to be objects on a market. That is an argument I’m sure the 100% ignorant owner will understand. It would be a hugh waste of money, and he don’t like to lose his investment.
    Board! You have in this case no obligations to Mikel Arteta, he is the danger man here, he is the man from whom the players must be saved. The players are innocent victims of what could be described as an experimental plot, and You must act. Now. The best way to do it, maybe the only way, is to find and sign an experienced professional coach/ manager with indesputable merits showing that he have the qualifications to make this group of young men work together as a team, and know how to develop young talent to full potential.
    Board! Don’t betray those young gunners, desperately looking for guidance. Act now! Mikel Arteta was a blind date. A one night stand that want to marry You! Watch out! You can deliver him back to his Master on Sunday. Thank You.

    1. Change before change changes you be to the right track before others going far kindly bring in Conte right now before getting more worse

  2. I think there’s no cooperation between the coach and the players and the technical bench so bringing in a top coach could bring some changes in the club…never wait other clubs are going far then you’ll realise later change now at this moment kindly

  3. Inexperienced coach going for potential underaged talents. What will he teach them in the coming two or three years?
    I so wish we opt for former Barca coach Ernesto Valvades as his game pattern is more likely related to ours.
    if he’s not available, then Conte here we come.

  4. Mike arteta sold his most experience players broke the team spirit after a successful cup final he is a good coach but not a manager. He is out of his depth

  5. I think, if the board of arsenal doesn’t change, automatically arsenal will not.
    Arsenal needs a new management

  6. Biesla or sarri should replace arteta, those are the managers who can bring the best out of the players arteta has signed so far. Conte is better but his type of players are not in arsenal team at the moment.

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