Arsenal fans are torn over whether Mikel Arteta should one day replace Arsene Wenger.

After former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino, suggested in his column for the Times that Arteta should take over from Wenger when the Frenchman leaves his managerial role at Arsenal, Gooners have been torn over whether the Spaniard actually should or not.

On one hand, Arteta is doing a great job as assistant coach at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola, with the former Barcelona boss even crediting the 35-year-old with helping Raheem Sterling to develop further.

However, Arteta’s still not even had 18 months’ experience as Pep’s assistant yet. Let alone as an actual manager of a top football club.

Therefore, I can’t help but agree with the majority of the Gooners talking about this on Twitter. One day I’m sure he would be fantastic and to see him at Arsenal again would be amazing but he needs far, far more experience first.

And I think he would be the first one to admit that.

Some, however, do think that bringing Arteta on board once Wenger’s contract runs out in 2019 would be an excellent idea.

Back in May 2016, Wenger revealed that he did see Arteta becoming a great manager one day. Considering the boss will probably have a large hand in picking his successor, it does make you wonder…

 

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