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5 Reasons Why Mikel Arteta Is Not The Right Man For Arsenal

Zeeshan Ali
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13.06K   //    18 May 2018, 18:44 IST

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Mikel Arteta is reportedly poised to take over as Arsenal manager.

Arsenal have ended their 22 year long association with Arsene Wenger and are in the hunt for the right man to replace the Frenchman. Ever since Wenger announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the season, a number of managers have been linked with one of the most sought-after managerial jobs in world football at the moment, with the likes of Diego Simeone, Massimilliano Allegri and Thomas Tuchel all reportedly in the race to be Arsenal's next manager.

Over the past week or so, one man has seemingly moved into pole position for the job. That man is Mikel Arteta, the former captain of the club he is now reportedly set to take over. This has split opinions among the already divided Arsenal fan-base.

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We look at five reasons why the Spaniard might not be the best replacement for the outgoing manager:


#5 Arteta's relative inexperience as manager

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Arteta has done well under the tutelage of Guardiola

Mikel Arteta has been one of the trusted stewards of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in their gallop to the Premier League trophy. The Spaniard is currently employed by the Manchester side as assistant manager and has played a major role in their double-winning season.

The former Everton midfielder is also highly rated by his peers as well as the manager and has been rightly credited with the success of the side.

However, having never been solely incharge of a team's fortunes, the Spaniard has still plenty to learn before he can be entrusted with managing a club of the stature of Arsenal Football Club. He has also, only been assistant manager for just two seasons and assumedly isn't completely in a position to take up the job which entails various responsibilities both on and off the pitch.

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