Will fans welcome Big Italian after Arsenal open talks to get shock deal done?
Shock reports have claimed Arsenal have begun talks with former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri about replacing Mikel Arteta at the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta came to the Emirates with a big reputation in the game after working closely with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, and big things were expected after he led the club to that shock FA Cup win last season.
However, Arteta’s fate may now be riding on the Europa League, where they can still secure Champions League qualification by winning the competition should they get past Villarreal and beat Manchester United or Roma in the final.
And According to an exclusive report from Football Italia, Arsenal have now initiated talks with Sarri about becoming their manager next season.
Sarri has been waiting patiently for a chance to return to the dug-out but is yet to commit to a new project, but after Roma moved quickly to wrap up the surprise appointment of Jose Mourinho from the start of next season, he is no seeking a move back to the Premier League.
It is also claimed that Arteta is expected to be moved on at the end of the campaign, despite the club’s commitment to a long-term vision.
The Spaniard is adamant he has received assurances that he will get time but Arsenal’s lack of progress in the Premier League has raised alarm bells.
This is a stunning story that will shock many Arsenal fans that are massive fans of Arteta. But if you look at the overall picture at the club, Arteta has not done the job that many had hoped.
The club are well down the Premier League, went out early in the domestic cups and he is only still in a job because of that Europa League run, so he could go.
But is Sarri the right man?
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