Betting has been suspended on Mikel Arteta becoming the new Arsenal manager.

Usually a big indicator of an impending move, Betway have closed any action on the
Spaniard departing Man City as Pep Guardiola’s assistant and taking the hotseat at the
newly vacated position at Arsenal.

Now that Arsene Wenger has ended his twenty two year reign at the club, speculation has
been rife over the identity of the new boss, and the movement of staff behind the scenes has
only made more rumours.

With Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi hired during the season and Head of High
Performance Darren Burgess cutting a swathe through the training staff, the scene is set for
a new man with new ideas.

Max Allegri ruled himself out of the job after winning Juventus their third successive Scudetto
in the weekend. The Italian was one of the favourites for the job until Allegri himself spoke on
the matter, stating he planned to stay at the Turin club next season.

Now, with Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis reportedly keen on former Gunner Arteta, the
Spaniard has seen his odds drastically shorten to the point that the bookies see no point in
taking any further bets.

There have been no noises coming from the boardroom regarding Wenger’s successor, but
now the Frenchman has left Arsenal, the hype for a name is rising quickly.
Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann is one name that is still in the running, and the
youngest boss in the Bundesliga is hot property for good reason. Coming into the club with
relegation looming, he saved Hoffenheim, and has since led them to two successive top four
finishes.

Whoever comes in, they will find a squad full of talent, but with a transfer budget that could
be smaller than the rest of the top6, they will have to make the most of what is already there.
The next week sees the transfer window open, spicing things up even more.
Arsenal will have to appoint their new man soon, so watch this space.