Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Mikel Arteta to replace Mauricio Pochettino this summer, but Arsenal are confident he’ll stay.

Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta applauds at the end of the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north-west of London on March 6, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta applauds at the end of the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, northwest of London on March 6, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

L’Equipe (via GFFN) have Mikel Arteta on a PSG shortlist of potential candidates to replace Mauricio Pochettino this summer, with the former Spurs boss likely to leave after another failure in the Champions League.

Football.London claim PSG are interested and monitoring Arteta’s situation, but add that Arsenal are confident the manager will commit to a new long-term contract with the club.

A move to PSG seems unlikely in the first place, all things considered.

For a start, GFFN suggest that Zinedine Zidane has long been the favourite for the PSG job, and other options like Massimiliano Allegri and Erik Ten Hag are most likely if hiring Zidane isn’t possible.

Arteta is viewed more as a left-field option, even if he does have somewhat of a personal connection with PSG.

Before he joined Arsenal, Arteta spent time on loan with PSG as a player, so he knows the city and the club pretty well.

Though that was a number of years before PSG really exploded into the dominant force of French football, so things have changed.

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Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 23, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

As well as Arteta is doing with Arsenal right now, it’s clear that he’s needed some time to really get things how he wanted them.

PSG generally seem to prefer a short-term quick fix and instant results. I’m not sure Arteta fits the bill at this point in his managerial career.

Sticking with Arsenal, who seem to be heading in the right direction, would be a more sensible choice.

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