Mikel Arteta y Xabi Alonso


Arteta and Xabi Alonso continue to make merits for Barça to go after them

Published:11/02/2024 - 18:38h

Updated:12/02/2024 - 16:04h

Mikel Arteta and Xabi Alonso have been positioned as possible candidates for the Barça coach position. Both enjoy impeccable current status with their clubs, as they have kept them at the top of their respective competitions and have achieved a very high level of performance

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In the City Condal, from the announcement made by Xavi Hernández the past 27 January in which it left clear his wish to abandon the FC Barcelona from 30 June, has generated an authentic climate of expectancy around who will be the attendant to manage the Barcelona cast in the next campaigns. By this reason, have arisen numerous names, some of them without team in the actuality, as Hansi Flick, others from the house, as Rafa Márquez, and other interesting options that at present are in big groups, as Mikel Arteta and Xabi Alonso, of the Arsenal and the Bayer Leverkusen respectively.

The Leverkusen of Xabi Alonso 'danced' to the Bayern Munich

Precisely, these two last names have attained remarkable results with his respective teams this weekend. On the one hand, Xabi Alonso and his Bayer Leverkusen attained a 'lapidarian' victory by 3-0 in front of the Bayern Munich. The annotations of Josip Stanišić to the 18', Alejandro Grimaldo to the 50' and Jeremie Frimpong in the 90+5' ensured a solid triumph, that besides consolidated to the 'Die Werkself' in the leadership of the Bundesliga with 55 points, five above the Bavarians. The team added like this his split number 31 without knowing the defeat, with 27 victories and 4 ties, approaching to the record of 32 parties without losing established by the Bayern of Hansi Flick between 2019 and 2020.

It is necessary to stand out that recently rumoreó that Xabi Alonso, in spite of his past like player of the Real Madrid, could be a viable option for the Barça because of the style of game implemented by the German picture, that shares some conceptual similarities with the one of the Catalan cast. Nevertheless, this possibility generated controversy, remembering that also it has especulado with the interest of clubs like the Liverpool, the Bayern Munich and even the group merengue. Although this last recently renewed to his trainer Carlo Ancelotti, is undoubted that sometime will need a replacement and the tolosarra seems to be an attractive option.

The Arsenal 'arrasó' with the West Ham

On the other hand, the Arsenal of Mikel Arteta did not want to remain backwards and saldó his commitment of weekend in the Premier League with an incontestable victory. The 'Gunners' crushed to the West Ham with a marker of 0-6, a goleada that materialised in the first-half with the annotations of William Saliba to the 32', Bukayo Saka to the 41', Gabriel Magalhãis to the 44' and Leandro Trossard to the 45+2'.

In the second half, Saka completed his doublet with a target in the minute 63 and Declan Crimp sealed the big gesta of the londinenses with a so much to the 65'. With this result, the English picture keeps in the fight by the leadership of the Premier, adding 52 points, to two of the leader Liverpool. However, the Manchester City could surpass to the 'Reds' if it wins his pending party, what would put them with 55 units.

Mikel Arteta, the one who had a past culé and a narrow relation of work with Pep Guardiola, having been his technical assistant in more than 201 parties in the Manchester City, presents like an attractive option for the Barcelona and has been backed even by voices of the surroundings barcelonista. Although the donostiarra has not closed entirely the door to a possible union with the Barça, recently went out to deny the rumours that linked it to the club and has left clear that is focused in his present with the Arsenal.

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