Barcelona wants to make Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta their next permanent manager. It’s unlikely to happen right now because Barcelona’s major bet is on Xavi Hernandez.
But the club is watching what Arteta is doing at Arsenal. A club that has struggled in previous years and is currently fighting for the Premier League title with Manchester City.
Arteta played in Barcelona’s junior teams before becoming an assistant coach under Pep Guardiola. There’s little question he possesses the characteristics that would make him a strong candidate for the Barcelona bench in the future.
Fans Reaction of FC Barcelona’s decision of making Arteta as a future coach
One fan said, “If I were Arteta I wouldn’t accept such deal. He’s doing just fine at Arsenal unless he’s tired of having a good career”.
Another tweeted said, “Wdym?! Barcelona is basically his hometown, how can he refuse such an offer from the mighty Barca”.
A third said, “Downgrade! Arsenal will never be Barcelona in the next 3 decades. Barcelona is top they’re going through a stuffs right now, but we know who they are and what they’re made off. As a Chelsea fan i experienced the wrath of Barça already”.
After leading Arsenal to FA Cup triumph, Arteta’s title was upgraded to manager to reflect his greater responsibilities at the club.
The Spaniard has led Arsenal to a terrific start to the 2022-23 season, with the Gunners leading the Premier League after 12 games.
Arteta’s reputation as a manager has grown as a result, with the former midfielder assembling an exceptional squad of young players who play an appealing brand of aggressive football.
He has received the Premier League Manager of the Month award three times. Arteta is now ‘attracting interest’ from Barcelona, who regard him as a ‘solid prospect’ and ‘highly value’ the 40-year-old, according to Spanish publication Sport.
Arteta has significant ties to the Catalan club, having spent three years in their legendary development system before playing for Barcelona C and Barcelona B.
They failed to advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League and were relegated to the Europa League.
In recent weeks, boss Xavi has come under fire, with rumours circulating that the club’s administration is concerned about his coaching staff. His team includes his own brother Oscar Hernandez, who serves as his assistant manager, as well as Sergio Alegre, who was previously sacked by a lower-tier club.