Arsenal: Arsene Wenger says Mikel Arteta has qualities to be supervisor
Arsene Wenger says Mikel Arteta has “the entire qualities” wanted to succeed him as Arsenal supervisor.
Former captain Arteta is among the candidates to interchange Wenger, who left on the finish of the season after 22 years in cost.
Spaniard Arteta, 36, performed 150 video games for Arsenal and is at the moment a coach at champions Manchester Metropolis.
“He was a frontrunner, has good ardour for the sport, is aware of the membership and is aware of what’s vital on the membership,” Wenger mentioned.
Arteta, who has by no means managed a workforce, took up a task at Metropolis underneath supervisor Pep Guardiola in 2016.
Wenger, 68, told Bein Sports: “Total he has the qualities however I do not need to affect that publicly.”
“I imagine it is vital they make their selection in an goal method and after made that call I’ll assist him.”
Arsenal have additionally contacted one other former captain, Patrick Vieira, as a part of the method to interchange Wenger.
They continue to be assured of naming a successor earlier than the World Cup begins on 14 June.
Wenger mentioned he has not determined whether or not his subsequent job will likely be as a supervisor or at boardroom stage, having beforehand mentioned he’ll proceed to work in soccer following his Arsenal departure.
He additionally mentioned it will be “troublesome” to handle one other workforce in England due to his time at Arsenal.
“The Premier League is probably the most engaging place to be, however managing in numerous cultures and environments is one thing that may be very attention-grabbing,” he mentioned.