Pep Guardiola lines up Mikel Arteta replacement amid Arsenal speculation

first_img Comment Torrent is on Guardiola’s radar (Picture: Corbis via Getty)While Patrick Vieira has emerged as the favourite, Guardiola is sufficiently worried about the future of Arteta that he is considering who should replace him, according to The Sun.ADVERTISEMENTGuardiola would be happy to bring Torrent, who used to be City’s assistant manager, back into the fold.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe has worked with the 57-year-old at Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the past and their working relationship only came to an end when Torrent was offered the manager’s position to replace Vieira at New York City FC.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBut he left the American side by mutual agreement last month and is now on Guardiola’s radar, should Arteta be given the opportunity to take his first steps into management.A source told The Sun: ‘Mikel is obviously wanted by Arsenal and Pep could ask Domenec to come back.‘The pair are very strong friends together from their days at Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Guardiola is eyeing replacements for Arteta (Picture: AFP via Getty)Pep Guardiola is lining up a new assistant manager amid Arsenal’s interest in his current No. 2 Mikel Arteta, reports claim.Guardiola wants Domenec Torrent to return to the Etihad should Arteta get the call to replace Unai Emery at the Emirates.Arteta was close to landing the managerial position at the Emirates before Emery was appointed and he is now back in the frame to replace the Spaniard. Pep Guardiola lines up Mikel Arteta replacement amid Arsenal speculation Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Dec 2019 3:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Advertisement Guardiola praises Jesus after Man City beat Burnley 4-1To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:56FullscreenGuardiola praises Jesus after Man City beat Burnley 4-1 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.‘He was here for the first two years and knows the squad inside out and he is very popular.’City are hopeful Arteta, who captained Arsenal during a spell under former boss Arsene Wenger, will stay at least until the end of the season but are willing to let him leave should compensation be agreed.Should Arsenal appoint Mikel Arteta?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultslast_img