In the aftermath of our poor 3-0 loss to Manchester City, the club have been seen to make moves to install a permanent manager, with Managing Director Vinai Venkatesham seen leaving Mikel Arteta’s home in the early hours.
The Manchester City Assistant Manager has been touted as the standout favourite to become the next permanent boss of Arsenal football club, as Venkatesham left the Spaniard’s home in the early hours of Monday morning.
Arsenal’s current boss, interim manager Freddie Ljungberg, pleaded with the club to make moves to introduce a new boss, with current Assistant Manager Per Mertesacker working two jobs as both the Assistant and the Academy Manager, and club Doctor O’Driscoll helping out in team warmups.
It has left a sour taste in fans mouths, as the loss to Manchester City saw thousands leave the stands early, disgusted by the performance that was unfolding on the pitch. Pep Guardiola’s City dismantled Arsenal with ease in the first half and the hope has to be that Arteta has picked up the magic that Guardiola has.
Arsenal have plenty to choose from when it comes to managerial candidates, with Carlo Ancelotti and Max Allegri both free agents, but it is the inexperienced, but club-savvy Arteta that seems to be the choice of the club’s hierarchy to bring success back to Arsenal.
Is it the right choice? The noises from social media suggest that an announcement is imminent, with some saying that it is only 24 hours away. With Arteta possessing no previous experience at the top level and the club in a state of disarray, it leaves some wondering if Arsenal should be going for a man of experience to steady the ship, before an appointment that promises much but also possesses a large risk.
Arteta was hugely popular when on the playing staff and many remarked on his likelihood of becoming a manager one day – no one would have thought his first job would have been as Arsenal boss.
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