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Wenger Backs Arteta To Succeed As Arsenal Manager

Wenger Backs Arteta To Succeed As Arsenal Manager

Arsene Wenger has stated that Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta has the quality to succeed if given the Arsenal job.

Wenger ended his 22-year reign as Arsenal boss last season with a number of potential names being mentioned to succeed him among which include Arteta.


Arteta, who signed for Arsenal in 2011 from Everton, joined Pep Guardiola’s technical crew at Manchester City last season. City went on to win the Premier League and the Carabao Cup this season.

And Wenger believes the former Arsenal captain is a “leader” who has the right “passion” to coach the London club as they embark upon a new era.

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“He (Arteta) has all the qualities to do the job, yes and I think as well he is one of the favourites,” Wenger told Bein Sports.

“He was a leader, and he has a good passion for the game and he knows the club well, he knows what is important at the club and he was captain of the club. Why Not?”

“I left a lot of experience behind me, people who were with me like Steve Bould who has six years experience, and Jens Lehmann too.

“Arteta has been an assistant of (City manager Pep) Guardiola as well, so overall I think he has the qualities.”

But Wenger also made it clear he was endorsing any prospective candidate.

“I don’t want to influence that publicly because for me I believe it is important that they make their choice in an objective way and after once they make a decision I will support them.”

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  • Onimsi 3 years ago

    Oh my arsenal

  • steven okocha 3 years ago

    how could a company employ a fresh graduate 2 become managing director,even though he made first class grade.he does not have experience 4 that position.2 me Arteta is not yet a full-fledged coach.

    • LOL… You think it is Nigeria?… Shebi you people wanted experience, that why we are all suffering now. After employing a “quarter-to-quench” over experienced, primary school cert holder as our presidents, Shebi we are now enjoying the results, abi?

      Bros, Abeg leave this experience thing for ashewo o!

  • God bless Wenger, dat guy Arteta can do d job cos he as learnt alot from is master guardiola fresh brain new tactice and young. D grace to win trophies will follow arsena tru him comes next season. Go and posess ur posession bcos d Lord is ur strenth before honour comes humility. Go and be Honored.