Arsenal News: Paris Saint-Germain is looking to terminate their relationship with Mauricio Pochettino. Owing to this, they are looking at Mikel Arteta as a possible option.
The Parisians made a host of summer signings including that of Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos. Owing to this, PSG were being considered as one of the favourites in the UEFA Champions League.
But to the surprise of many, Paris Saint-Germain were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid in the round of 16 stage. Mauricio Pochettino’s side has also lost out on the French Super Cup and the Coupe De France.
Owing to this, the PSG management is not very happy with the management of Pochettino. The Argentine has also reportedly lost his control over the dressing room. Hence it looks likely that the former Spurs manager would be relieved of his duties in the summer.
Arsenal News: Will Mikel Arteta leave?
Mikel Arteta came in as a replacement for Unai Emery in 2019. Since then the Spaniard has managed to turn the fortunes of Arsenal, making the Gunners a viable threat for one of the Champions League berths.
As per the Mirror, Arsenal is confident that Mikel Arteta would stay at the club. The Spaniard is in the last 18-months of his current contract. But reports state that he is going to be offered an improved contract in the coming days.
Mikel Arteta is making a team based on youngsters. The likes of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Ødegaard, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale, etc. are all in the centre of this project.
The Spaniard’s efforts have already paid off. The youngsters have led the team to the cusp of Champions League football. Arsenal is currently the favourites to finish fourth in the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta has won an FA Cup and a Community Shield title in his two years at the club. Hence, with a positive project at hand in North London, it is unlikely that Mikel Arteta would want to leave for now.
Who will be Paris Saint-Germain’s new manager?
With the option of Mikel Arteta looking unlikely, PSG would have to look elsewhere. The Ligue 1 club are also being linked with Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane as per reports.
Zinedine Zidane left the position of Real Madrid’s head coach in the summer of 2021. Since then the Frenchman has been a free agent. But rumours are suggesting that he is looking to return as a manager next season.
Antonio Conte on the other hand is currently managing Tottenham Hotspur. The Spurs have had a tough start under the Italian and they look unlikely to reach the Champions League for next season. Hence it has to be seen if Conte decides to stay or leaves the club in the summer.