Mikel Arteta would welcome Arsenal approach despite being overlooked for Unai Emery

first_imgMikel Arteta narrowly missed out on being appointed as Arsene Wenger’s successor at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta would be willing to consider an offer from Arsenal after his former club sacked Unai Emery following last night’s defeat against Eintracht Franfurt.Emery was given his marching orders by club chiefs Edu and Raul Sanllehi on Friday morning after addressing the players one final time.Freddie Ljungberg, who was promoted to Emery’s first team coaching set-up in the summer, will take temporary charge of the side ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match at Norwich.Arsenal’s hierarchy will now begin the search to find Emery’s permanent replacement and are already said to have made contact with Wolves’ manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Max Allegri, who has been out of work since leaving Juventus at the end of last season, while Carlo Ancelotti, currently at Napoli, is also under consideration.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Independent, however, claim former club captain Mikel Arteta is top of Arsenal’s wish list. The 37-year-old came agonisingly close to succeeding Arsene Wenger in the summer of 2018 before the club’s then chief executive Ivan Gazidis plumped for Emery. Advertisement Comment Mikel Arteta would welcome Arsenal approach despite being overlooked for Unai Emery Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Nov 2019 12:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link246Shares Emery defends Arsenal team’s performance after Frankfurt lossTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery defends Arsenal team’s performance after Frankfurt losshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-defends-arsenal-teams-performance-frankfurt-loss-2059112/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arteta has subsequently continued to enhance his burgeoning reputation as Pep Guardiola’s No.2 but is said to be so keen to step out from his mentor’s shadow that he would be open to returning to Arsenal, despite having been snubbed 18 months ago.Emery had been given a vote of confidence following the defeat at Leicester prior to the international break, but with no sign of an improvement forthcoming the board was forced to take emergency action on Friday morning.Speaking on behalf of the Arsenal board Josh Kroenke said: ‘Our most sincere thanks go to Unai and his colleagues who were unrelenting in their efforts to get the club back to competing at the level we all expect and demand.‘We wish Unai and his team nothing but future success.’Who should be Unai Emery’s permanent replacement at Arsenal?Freddie Ljungberg0%Mauricio Pochettino0%Mikel Arteta0%Carlo Ancelotti0%Nuno Espirito Santo0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Granit Xhaka accused of lying to Arsenal boss Unai Emery about injuryMORE: Granit Xhaka accused of lying to Arsenal boss Unai Emery about injury Advertisementlast_img

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