Arsenal warned they ‘could be relegated’ if they appoint ‘rookie’ Mikel Arteta

first_img Arteta appears set to depart Man City to become Arsenal’s new manager Getty Images – Getty Jamie O’Hara says Carlo Ancelotti is the right man for Arsenal – no Mikel Arteta“Is he going to be manager for the next ten years? Probably not, but they need a big-time manager.“Arteta should be going to Everton, and Ancelotti should be going to Arsenal.“I think the reason Arsenal are going for him is because he’s cheap and they haven’t got any money to spend, so he will work with what he’s got.“Ancelotti is going to want big money and he’s going to want a transfer kitty. Arsenal are not going to do that.” Adrian Durham believes Arsenal are taking a huge risk appointing Mikel Arteta as their next permanent manager.And the talkSPORT host says the north London club ‘could be relegated’ if the Spaniard tries to implement Manchester City’s methods and playing style with the current Gunners squad.Former Arsenal captain Arteta is widely expected to become the club’s new boss after holding not-so-secret talks with club chiefs. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:15Loaded: 7.35%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Those reports come amid claims Carlo Ancelotti will be appointed the new manager of Everton this week after agreeing to take over the Merseyside club following his recent departure from Napoli.Ancelotti was also strongly linked with the Gunners role and was even the favourite for the job when he was sacked in Italy last week, but by all accounts it appears he is heading to Goodison Park while Arteta looks on his way back to the Emirates Stadium.But Durham believes it could be another huge blunder by the Arsenal board.“I’m looking at Arteta and he’s a rookie,” said the Drivetime host. “He’s been learning under Pep Guardiola, so does that mean Arsenal are hoping he will come in and play Pep’s kind of football with THOSE players, who seem to have no tactical discipline, no energy and no enthusiasm whatsoever?“They could be relegated under this guy if they try that!“Apparently Man City are now going to crumble without Arteta – is that right? 2 Getty – Contributor 2 “He wasn’t even an Arsenal legend. Look at Mesut Ozil laughing in Freddie Ljungberg’s face, and he is an Arsenal legend! What are they going to make of Pep’s team boy?”Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara is also stunned Arsenal have apparently decided not to bring in Ancelotti, claiming the only reason the Gunners have picked Arteta is because he will be ‘cheaper’ than the three-time Champions League winner.Speaking on Tuesday’s White and Sawyer show, he said: “Ancelotti is a great appointment for Everton – amazing.“But what are Arsenal doing, seriously? Ancelotti must be waiting by his phone for a call saying, ‘come to London we want to meet you’, surely!“This is Ancelotti, he’s won the lot, he’s available on a free. Arsenal are in turmoil and they’re doing all these interviews with candidates – no! The manager is there, get him in and get going!“Arteta I think will be a great manager; he’s been under Pep, he knows what he’s talking about, he was Arsenal captain and people love him. But that’s not what Arsenal need right now.“They need somebody to come in, get respect from the players straight away, get them playing and get results. Ancelotti can do that. Arteta has worked with Pep Guardiola since 2016 last_img read more