Mikel Arteta won’t be assistant at Manchester City for much longer amid Arsenal interest

Mikel Arteta is being considered by Arsenal and Everton despite his lack of managerial experience… but with Pep Guardiola’s backing he surely won’t be assistant at Man City for much longer

  • Mikel Arteta is in the running for the Arsenal and Everton jobs if both come up
  • He has never been a manager though, only assistant to Pep Guardiola since 2016
  • Arteta was a candidate for the Arsenal job when Arsene Wenger left in 2018 
  • Working with Guardiola for three years has given him plenty of useful experience

The fact Mikel Arteta is being considered for two major managerial jobs in English football is testament to how far Pep Guardiola‘s praise can take you.

The Spaniard, Guardiola’s highly-regarded assistant at Manchester City, is among the names in the running to take over at both Arsenal and Everton.

But is a man who has taken charge of just one first-team match, when Guardiola served a touchline ban, really a viable candidate or are both clubs just being led by the thought a romantic reunion?

Mikel Arteta is constantly being linked with managerial jobs, despite…