Historic false start: Gallows period for Arsenal coach


Historic false start: Gallows period for Arsenal coach

Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta is under pressure early in the season. The Spanish Arsenal coach gets a hangover from the club. The successor is already ready.

Two games, zero points – the “Gunners” started the English championship worse than ever in their 118-year history. After the 2-0 defeat in the city derby against Chelsea, North London are penultimate in the table. Only league shooting gallery Norwich City lies behind the once “invincible”.

The fans have already found the culprit: Coach Mikel Arteta. There is criticism of the Spaniard on social networks. The replacement of the student from Pep Guardiola is openly demanded. Videos were also circulated in which Arsenal supporters prevented the coach's car from continuing. They all want to get rid of the 39 year old.

But it does not come to that – yet. As the “Telegraph” reports, Arteta received a notice from the “Gunners”. In the next five games, a clear increase in performance is needed, otherwise Arteta will be history as Arsenal coach.

The Spaniard's successor has already been determined: According to the report, Antonio Conte is the preferred candidate in the Arsenal coaching bench. After leaving Inter Milan, the Italian was associated with several clubs, including Real Madrid. He recently told the “Gazzetta dello Sport” that he was waiting for the right project, for a club with visions. “Even the top clubs I worked for weren't the favorites when I came to them,” said Conte. That would probably also apply to Arsenal.

First, however, Arteta will probably get his last chance. But on Saturday it's against champions Manchester City. Gaining points would be a real sensation …

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