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Arsenal set to announce new manager with fan-favourite part of his coaching team

By on May 16, 2018

According to the Independent, Arsenal are on the verge of announcing Mikel Arteta as our new manager with Santi Cazorla set to be offered a player-coaching role as part of his new-look team.

The club have been working hard trying to find a replacement for Arsene Wenger ever since he announced three weeks ago that he would be stepped down as manager.

Ivan Gazidis has been conducting a thorough process to find the right man to take us forward with the board mulling over whether to bring in an experience manager like Ancelotti/Allegri or a young gun such as Arteta/Vieira.

Arteta has emerged as the clear favourite in recent days with some bookmakers suspending betting on the 36-year-old being named as the new Arsenal manager.

The Independent claim Arteta ticks all the boxes and he’s set to be announced as the new boss following productive talks that included the former midfielder outlining his plans for his backroom staff.

Arsenal sacked a number of coaches earlier this week so there is plenty of room for Arteta to bring in his own team and the newspaper says he plans to bring at least three coaches with him.

One name in particular will be of interest to Arsenal fans as the Independent suggest that Santi Cazorla is set to be offered a player-coaching role once Arteta is confirmed as manager.

Cazorla’s contract expires next month and there are doubts over whether he’ll ever be able to play top flight football again after missing 20 months with a career-threatening Achilles injury.

It looks like Arteta is ready to offer him a duel role as player/coach for next season – which would allow Cazorla to have an influence on the squad even if he’s not able to play as regularly as he would have liked due to his ankle.

Arteta and Cazorla are close friends so it should come as no surprise that Mikel wants him to be part of his coaching staff, and it looks like we could have a new-look coaching team in place very soon.

I still have my reservations over whether Arteta is the right appointment at this particular time but it’s certainly an exciting move by the club and he’ll have my full support next season.

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8 Comments

  1. Stanley Godwin

    May 16, 2018 at 10:40 am

    RIP ARSENAL
    NO GAZIDIS NO
    Allegiri would bring us back to watch the games.unless i and my friends will stay away from Emirates

  2. Wolfgang

    May 16, 2018 at 10:53 am

    MA is an unknown quantity. However that does not mean he
    iant good enough. The problem is he must win and win most of the
    time.
    Failure to win aint an option. Arsenal shd have gone for
    someone with a proven track record. Then it wont be less
    of a gamble.

  3. daniel

    May 16, 2018 at 11:10 am

    why should the board continue underestimating the power of fans by giving them some one whom they know isn’t experienced enough, do they want arsenal to be relegated or what if he comes and we loose the fans will keep off the stadium..

  4. JOSHUA

    May 16, 2018 at 11:18 am

    THOSE OTHER COACHES WHOM YOU LOOK AT AS EXPERIENCED NEVER PICKED /GOT THAT EXPERIENCE FROM HEAVEN THEY WERE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY …..SO LETS GIVE OUR GUN AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY AND PROVE HIMSELF

  5. wilson

    May 16, 2018 at 11:35 am

    many teams have recruiting former players as managers and succeeded,,,,so let’s try our own young gun,,,,I fully support MA to take over the reins

  6. Alaro Yusuph

    May 16, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Like asene wenger was given an opportunity back then when he was nobody/inexperience of English football and surprised everyone with an incredible performance by becoming invincible manager meanwhile let’s give Mikel Arteta too a benefit of doubt and see what he can offer

  7. Paulus Mpengo munango

    May 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Give Arteta opportunity to c wht is going to bring for us.he ws a player he know wht he can do to make th team and Supoters happy.

  8. James

    May 17, 2018 at 7:15 am

    we have seen experience managers in the past who didn’t do well Guadola of today wasn’t experience when he took over baccelona zidane did the same thing in realmadrid, sometimes is not about experience let give MA a chance he knows what we want as a club, he knows the fans expectations I believe he will do well with right attitude..

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