Man City coach Mikel Arteta
According to the Mirror on Sunday, Man City coach Mikel Arteta is the prize for both Arsenal and Everton this summer.
Despite the fact that Arteta has never managed since retiring from the game, the Spanish ex-pro is now supposed being lined up by Arsenal and Everton to be their next boss.
So which club would have the edge in luring Arteta?
Arsenal & Arteta
The Mirror believe that Arsene Wenger could get behind Arteta being his successor at the Emirates Stadium:
Wenger himself would back Arteta to succeed him, especially if it meant the Frenchman staying on in a consultancy role.
At the Emirates Josh Kroenke, son of major shareholder Stan Kroenke, is having a greater say in boardroom decisions and favours replacing Wenger with an ex-Arsenal player.
In addition to the support for Arteta, he would like legendary Gunner Thierry Henry to be involved in talks over Wenger’s successor.
Arteta also finished his career at Arsenal in 2016 after five years at the club. He played over 100 times for the Gunners.
Everton & Arteta
But what about going to Everton? Arteta also played at Goodison Park for a large part of his career making over 160 appearances for the Toffees.
And, following Saturday’s defeat at Burnley, claims that Sam Allardyce may be leaving Everton at the end of the season are again doing the rounds. The Mirror report:
Arsenal’s plans could be under threat if Everton decide to cave in to pressure from many Goodison fans and replace the under-fire Allardyce at the end of the season.
Bill Kenwright will try to persuade owner Farhad Moshiri to go for Arteta.
Man City vs Chelsea
It’s been an awesome week at Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola won his first trophy with the Sky Blues last weekend at Wembley. City blew Arsenal off the park in the 3-0 win in the Carabao Cup final.
On Thursday night City beat the Gunners 3-0 again in the Premier League.
Will Chelsea be able to stop Guardiola’s men on Sunday?
Following defeat at Old Trafford last week, Chelsea dropped out of the top four as they were finally punished for their poor run of form.
Chelsea have lost three of their last four Premier League fixtures, with worrying defeats against the likes of Bournemouth, Watford and Man United putting manager Antonio Conte under immense pressure.