Pep Guardiola has backed both
Arsenal fans vehemently saying no to the possibility of an Arteta takeover as manager. He’s an experienced player and has served under a top manager so why not?
— Oloye Akin Alabi (@akinalabi) April 23, 2018
“I’m not the right guy to talk about that because my opinion of Mikel is overwhelming,” Guardiola said. “He deserves the best. We are so comfortable working with him; he is one of the reasons for our success this season.
“There are many names for the next Arsenal manager. I don’t know what their plans are but I know Mikel very well and he deserves all he wants.”
Another name in the frame is former Barcelona boss Enrique; who left Camp Nou at the end of last season after winning nine of the 13 trophies that were on offer during his three-year tenure.
Next Arsenal Manager:
Top Target: Allegri
Would take: Nagelsmann, Tedesco, Enrique
Do not want: Arteta, Viera
Reason I wouldn’t touch Arteta is because he has never managed before and I dont want us to turn out like the United/Moyes situation
— Gally ™ (@Aubzology) April 23, 2018
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And despite criticism regarding the 47-year-old’s man-management; almost pushing Lionel Messi to the brink of quitting Barca, Guardiola believes his former
“He’s a top, excellent, amazing manager,” the Catalonian enthused. “He can train wherever he wants, and Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
Enrique, indeed, currently is the bookies’ favourite to land the soon-to-be-vacant Arsenal job, with