Arsene Wenger backs Mikel Arteta for Arsenal manager's job

Arsene Wenger backs Mikel Arteta for Arsenal manager's job

A number of Arsenal's backroom staff have followed Arsene Wenger out of the door as the club prepare for life beyond the Frenchman.

Crucially, though, he'll upset a status quo that needed shaking up under Wenger, with the club stagnating and even regressing during his latter years at the Emirates helm.

Wenger built a dynasty during his lengthy reign in north London.

On the pitch, it was another disappointing season for the Gunners, who finished in sixth place in the Premier League standings, meaning that they will be without Champions League football for the second term running.

Although the expectations weren't very high for Arsenal coming into the season, their campaign may very well be considered another failure. Arsene has won three Premier League titles with the Gunners and seven FA Cups, with his win in 2017, making him the most decorated manager in the history of the FA Cup.

After Arsene Wenger's recent departure many of his backroom staff have been shown the door at Arsenal while Steve Bould's future too remains uncertain

There are also plenty of options in the wide positions, but Freddie Ljungberg and Robert Pires are selected ahead of the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Marc Overmars.

"He has worked under Pep Guardiola as his assistant for the last two years and that can not be underestimated".

The 36-year-old is aware of the interest of his former club and is believed to be highly interested by the prospect of starting his managerial career with a top side. Dennis Bergkamp had the poise, class and technique which brought the best out of Thierry Henry's pace, skill and faultless finishing.

The Ligue 1 outfit now sit at a respectable 8th place in the French top flight with a game to go and require three points and specific results elsewhere to qualify for Europa league action next year.

Despite the fact they are yet to confirm the identity of their new manager, Arsenal are pushing ahead with a move for defender Caglar Soyuncu from German club Freiburg.


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