Mikel Arteta en un partido del Arsenal


Arteta could be a much more feasible option than expected for Barça

Published:28/01/2024 - 22:18h

Updated:29/01/2024 - 21:18h

A report from the newspaper 'SPORT' suggests that Mikel Arteta could leave Arsenal when the current season ends. At FC Barcelona they have always seen him as a 'future' for the bench

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They have been a lot of the names that have appeared in the list of the FC Barcelona like possible relief of Xavi Hernández in the bench. The trainer egarense will abandon the club on 30 June, when it finalise the present season, and has begun the casting to find to his successor. Imanol Bailiff, Míchel, Thomas Tuchel or Hansi Flick have been some of the profiles that has annotated the sportive direction in his diary, but can add more.

An option that seems, in paper, impossible is the one of Mikel Arteta that has turned into the big leader of the Arsenal and the 'culprit' that the picture londinense have gone back to compete in Europe and keep in the discussion by the candidates to the titles in England. It learnt in the best 'school', by his stage like assistant of Pep Guardiola, and has achieved 'colarse' in the list of trainers with greater projection in the old continent.

Arteta, option for the Barça?

In the Barça, as they explain from the newspaper 'SPORT', have been still in him his 'promotion' in the Emirates Stadium and have seen him like a futurible for the bench, but no like a real option because they understood that it is entirely engaged with the 'gunners'. However, Arteta would have communicated to his nearer surroundings that is considering to give by finalised his stage in the Arsenal when it finish the present season, in spite of that has agreement until the summer of 2025.

Always according to the before quoted source, exist tensions -caused in the last years- that would have "happened bill" to the born trainer in San Sebastián. Although it has not taken the definite decision and in London do not have news in this regard, the possibility would be on the table. The results in this season will have a lot of weight in his decision and in the Barça, surely, will be attentive to the denouement of the history.

Laporta, attentive to the situation of Arteta

In any case, is worth it to clear that in any moment the Barcelona picture has studied the possibility that Mikel Arteta was the one who carry the reins of the Barcelona bench. They have not contacted him, but from 'SPORT' aim that Joan Laporta, maximum mandator of the Barça, always has had "in high consideration" to the technician and has commented to his surroundings that "gathers an ideal profile for recalar some day in the bench of the first Barcelona staff".

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