Arsenal chiefs hold talks at Mikel Arteta’s house after Manchester City defeat

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 16 Dec 2019 10:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Advertisement Arsenal’s chief contract negotiator Huss Fahmy also visited Arteta’s home (Eamonn and James Clarke)Following Emery’s departure at the end of November, Arsenal had shortlisted several candidates to replace the Spaniard including Mauricio Pochettino, Massimiliano Allegri and Patrick Vieira.The Gunners have also made initial approaches for Bordeaux manager Paulo Sousa and Shanghai SIPG boss Vitor Pereira but the club did not follow up their interest. Comment Arsenal chiefs hold talks at Mikel Arteta’s house after Manchester City defeat Mikel Arteta has held fresh talks with Arsenal (Reuters)Arsenal chiefs held talks with Mikel Arteta at his house just hours after the club’s defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.The Premier League champions ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at the Emirates Stadium while Arteta was sitting alongside Pep Guardiola in City’s dugout.Arteta is on Arsenal’s shortlist of candidates to replace Unai Emery, who was sacked 17 days ago and temporarily replaced by Freddie Ljungberg.But the Gunners’ poor run has continued under the Swede and the team have registered just one win in their last 12 matches in all competitions.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Arsenal’s chief executive Vinai Venkatesham visited Arteta at his home (Eamonn and James Clarke)After the 3-0 defeat to City on Sunday, Ljungberg urged Arsenal’s hierarchy to speed up their process of appointing a new manager.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd it appears Arsenal are doing just that as the club’s chief executive Vinai Venkatesham and chief contract negotiator, Huss Fahmy, were spotted leaving Arteta’s house in the North West in the early hours of Monday morning.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhen asked about Arteta’s situation after City’s win over Arsenal, Guardiola appeared to open the door for the Spaniard’s departure.‘If it happens, it will happen,’ said Guardiola.‘When he wants to talk we are open to talk but it’s private, I don’t want to make things uncomfortable.’ Arteta watched on as City sealed a 3-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday (BPI/REX)Arteta, meanwhile, was on Arsenal’s original shortlist when they were seeking replacements for Arsene Wenger last year but the Gunners opted for Emery instead.The 37-year-old, who won two FA Cup trophies during his five years as a player at Arsenal, has been Guardiola’s assistant at City since the summer of 2016.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img

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