A report is currently making the rounds on the internet that Mikel Arteta has agreed in principle to replace Arsene Wenger and become the new manager at Arsenal.
The Mirror quoted the report as saying that Arsenal are set to unveil Arteta as their new manager after he reached an agreement to succeed Wenger.
Mikel Arteta agrees to become next Arsenal manager #AFC
— Goal UK (@GoalUK) May 18, 2018
Arteta, who spent five years at the Emirates as a player, emerged as the top candidate to replace Wenger after Massimiliano Allegri reiterated his commitment to Juventus.
While no contract has yet been signed, the announcement of Arteta’s return to the Emirates Stadium will be made in the coming days.
“Mikel had a vision and an idea of what the team needed to do to win games”
From holding court in the Everton dressing room to working with Pep Guardiola at Man City: Why Mikel Arteta might be a gamble worth taking for Arsenal.
— Sky Sports PL (@SkySportsPL) May 18, 2018
The Spaniard is currently assistant coach to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and played a huge part in guiding them to their record-shattering Premier League title success this season.
It is believed that Arteta is highly regarded by Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis, who believes a younger coach will slot into a modern European football structure, complemented by head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and new head of football relations Raul Sanllehi.
— Goal (@goal) May 18, 2018
Goal reports that he has agreed a deal in principle to become the next manager of Arsenal, with the announcement of his return set to be made in the coming days.
On Thursday, Wenger said Arteta had ‘all the qualities’ needed to succeed as Gunners boss.
— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) May 18, 2018
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