Sport Wenger: Arteta has qualities for Arsenal job

22:35  17 may  2018
22:35  17 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Massimiliano Allegri has seemingly ruled himself out of the job after claiming he will stay at Juventus Wenger is having no say on his replacement and has been keen to steer clear of offering advice “I see a bright future for my successor because the team has a good attitude and quality ,” he said yesterday. Pep Guardiola admits he wouldn’t stand in Arteta ’s way if he was approached by Arsenal .

Arsene Wenger has thanked Mikel Arteta for his contribution to Arsenal , both as a player and a leader. An emotional Arsenal Weekly features interviews with the departing Arsène Wenger , plus Ljungberg, Kanu, Wilson, Mertesacker. Arsenal jobs .

Mikel Arteta wearing a pink shirt© Provided by Goal.com Arsene Wenger believes Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta has the "qualities" required to succeed him at Arsenal.

Wenger is leaving Arsenal after 22 years at the club, with former Gunners captain Arteta revealed by Goal to be the front-runner for the post.

Talks are due to be held between Arsenal and Arteta on Thursday, with Pep Guardiola having confirmed he will allow the Spaniard to leave City, should the 36-year-old be offered the job.

And Wenger has given his backing to Arteta as the next manager of Arsenal, who missed out on Champions League qualification for the second year in a row and lost in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

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Mikel Arteta and Massimiliano Allegri may be the wrong choices to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal , says Paul Merson. He plays the right kind of football and has proved he can handle the pressure of a big job .”

But, that doesn’t make Arteta anymore an intellectual genius than Steve Bould – who has evidently not been given permission at Arsenal to do captain is a shoe in for this job or anywhere near capable of bringing the qualities that Arsenal need to, first, clear up the detritus Wenger left behind, then go

"He has all the qualities to do the job, yes and I think as well he is one of the favourites," Wenger told beIN SPORTS.

"He was a leader and he has a good passion for the game and he knows the club well, he knows what is important at the club and he was captain of the club. Why not?

"I left a lot of experience behind me, people who were with me like Steve Bould who has six years' experience, and Jens Lehmann too. He [Arteta] has been an assistant of Guardiola as well, so overall I think he has the qualities."

Wenger will not be involved in the board's decision over his successor at Arsenal, though.

"I don't want to influence [the appointment] publicly," Wenger said.

"Because for me I believe it is important that they make their choice in an objective way and after they make a decision I will support them."

Report: Arsenal not close to hiring Wenger's successor; Arteta being considered

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Arsene Wenger has encouraged Mikel Arteta to think about a future career as a coach so “the spirit of our game can survive”. The Arsenal captain has a wealth of experience having played in France, Spain, Scotland and England during his career.

Arteta has quickly forged out a burgeoning reputation thanks to his time with the champions elect, and his work at the Etihad has not gone unnoticed by Arsenal ’s hierarchy. Wenger himself would begrudgingly relinquish his hold on the Arsenal job were the club able to lure Arteta

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