Mikel Arteta’s job as Arsenal manager has been in the headlines for a while now, with many speculating as to whether the Spaniard is the right man for the job.
Indeed, the Gunners have had a rather poor season so far in the Premier League and have been floundering near the bottom of the table, with some even suggesting that they could be classed as relegation candidates.
Poor results against the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa will have only further upped the ante on Arteta’s shoulders.
However, Arsenal’s win against Chelsea on Boxing Day was impressive and arguably provided glimpses of what the Gunners can look to achieve under the Spaniard when playing at their best. Indeed, it may have provided those who use betting24.se for Sweden based bettors with the confidence to place a wager on the Emirates Stadium outfit once again.
Whilst the victory may have given Arteta some additional breathing room, though, the pressure will likely remain on his shoulders until the club starts performing to a high standard regularly and make their way to a European qualifying spot in the Premier League table.
Unfortunately for Arteta, though, new reports have started to emerge suggesting that Arsenal are looking at making a change already to ensure they are within the best chance of achieving the bare minimum a club as big as the Gunners would expect to be able to achieve at the end of the season.
According to The Express, Rafa Benitez’s name has been suggested as a potential name that the club’s hierarchy are looking to bring in to replace Arteta.
A move for the experienced Spaniard would be a shift in direction for the north London outfit as they continue to look for the successor to Arsene Wenger.
Indeed, their initial move for Unai Emery showed that they were after an experienced and respected European winner, however things started to crack in his second season in charge. The move for Arteta signalled a completely different approach as they looked to see if a promising coach with a club legend background would work.
Benitez would certainly be something different to those two individuals as he would provide a rather pragmatic approach that perhaps is not befitting of the Arsenal teams of yesteryear.
The Spaniard is known for being rather organised and playing some rather tight football that is not always appealing on the eye. However, his experience speaks for itself and it could be something that the Gunners could benefit from if he were to replace Arteta in the future.
However, if Arsenal manages to build on their win against Chelsea and manage to climb the table, then there is no reason as to why Arteta should remain at the club for as long as possible.