Manchester City fans love idea of Arteta not joining Arsenal

Just when Arsenal fans were trying to get their heads around the prospect of Mikel Arteta managing the club, the race for Arsene Wenger’s successor took a sharp turn.

According toΒ BBC Sport, the North London outfit will hire former Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery later this week.

The Spaniard is out of work after getting sacked by the French giants earlier this month following the club’s failure in the Champions League.

The 46-year-old won five trophies during his two-year spell at Parc des Princes, including the Ligue 1 title, and prior to that, he helped Sevilla claim three consecutive Europa League crowns.

Arteta was thought to be the leading candidate for the job, but his lack of experience perhaps contributed to him just missing out.

After retiring from professional football in 2016, the former midfielder joined Manchester City to work as part of Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff.

It appears that Arteta wants to take that next step into management, but City fans are more than happy at the prospect of the Spaniard staying put.