The fate of Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta, is increasingly on the line after his team again lost 5-0 to Manchester City. These results brought the Gunners plunged into the bottom of the English Premier League in the third week. Calls to immediately sack Arteta increasingly echoed from Arsenal fans.
In addition to defeat after defeat suffered, the Gunners ‘ very poor performance was also in the spotlight. They only had 1 kick on goal and had about 19% possession against The Citizens.
If the club management finally decides to fire the 39-year-old architect, here are candidates to replace Mikel Arteta at Arsenal. Check this out!
The Spanish national team coach, Luis Enrique, has been rumored to be the Arsenal coach again. The 51-year-old architect was previously rumored to be the successor to Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery at Arsenal.
Having a short ball style that is identical to the Gunners, Enrique is predicted to be able to return Arsenal to an attacking team and be active in possession of the ball.
Many laughed when Arsene Wenger put Graham Potter as one of the candidates for his future successor. In February 2018, Potter’s Ostersund FK beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League. After that, he moved to Swansea City and is now the coach of Brighton & Hove Albion.
Adopting the 3-4-2-1/3-4-3 system, Potter is also no stranger to Ben White, who had just been recruited by Arsenal. His desire to always play attacking and start the game from the back line is one of the main reasons Arsenal supporters want him as Arteta’s successor.
Erik ten Hag
The next name is Erik ten Hag, coach of Ajax Amsterdam. This 51-year-old coach has a philosophy that is more or less similar to Johan Cruyff. With high pressing and always on the ball, he is also quite flexible tactically.
Tottenham had targeted him as one of Jose Mourinho’s successors, but failed to do so because he chose to sign a new contract at Ajax until 2023. Will ten Hag change his mind if the Gunners are later interested in asking for his hand?
At the moment there is no name more ready than Antonio Conte. Conte is currently unemployed because he chose to part with Inter Milan at the end of last season. No one doubts the brilliance of this 52-year-old coach. In almost every club he coached, Conte has always been able to bring success.
However, Conte is one of the coaches who has a preference for buying more senior players. Of course this is contrary to Arsenal’s long-term vision which chose to recruit a number of young players.