Arsenal man reportedly on radar of Barcelona presidential candidate
In line with Catalan radio station RAC1, Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta on his radar as a possible substitute for Ronald Koeman.
The La Liga giants are holding an election this weekend to be able to usher in a everlasting successor to former president Josep Bartomeu, and Laporta is broadly seen because the favorite to emerge because the winner.
He’s eyeing a second stint as Barcelona president, and key modifications might be made if he’s elected.
Present supervisor Koeman might be requested to depart on the finish of the season, and it seems that Laporta desires the Arsenal boss to exchange him.
Arteta is a product of Barcelona’s well-known La Masia, and he’s seen as somebody who may carry a lovely fashion of play that produces outcomes and trophies to the Camp Nou.
Laporta appointed Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola as Barca’s supervisor again in 2008, and the choice proved to be a masterstroke.
It was seen as of venture on the time as Guardiola’s solely managerial expertise was with the Barcelona youth workforce. Laporta is seeking to make an analogous transfer 13 years later, and Arsenal may discover it onerous to carry on to Arteta if he comes calling.
The Gunners boss was Guardiola’s assistant at Man Metropolis and he has learnt a factor or two concerning the Catalan’s strategies.
Arteta can set up himself as probably the greatest managers on the planet with the suitable crop of high quality gamers and monetary backing within the switch market, and Barcelona can be offering him with that.
There may be additionally common Champions League soccer, an opportunity to win main silverware each season and the prospect to return residence.
Laporta successful the election on Sunday might be the beginning of loads of modifications on the Catalan outfit, and the chance to handle Barcelona and a sure Lionel Messi might be too tempting for Arteta to show down.
In different information, Arteta has despatched a message to Gabriel Martinelli.