Arsenal – The Rough Patch Continues With Recent Man City Loss
Arsenal is aNorth London club that has a broad base of fans in England and around the world. It is going through a pretty rough patch recently. At the end of November of this year, the club axed Unai Emery from leading the football team. It then gave an interim charge to Freddie Ljungberg. It seems that it was not the best choice, as even Freddie Ljungberg was not successful in turning the performance around for the team with the Sunday Loss to the reigning champion of the English Premier League, Manchester City. The performance did not appeal to any of the fans with a substantial 0-3 loss. The latest loss means that Arsenal only achieved victory once in their last twelve games across the different competitions and tournaments.
The Gunners Looking For a New Coach
Due to the abysmal performance, and with the most recent defeat, the chiefs of the club are on the path to find a new replacement, a permanent one for Emery. It seems that the Spanish coach, Arteta, is the closest one to get the jobs so far. The Spaniard had five successful years at the Emirates as a player. He also had been in the race for the role in the summer after the departure of Arsene Wenger.
Another name on the list for Arsenal is former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino, which can be quite a controversial appointment. There is also Carlo Ancelotti, who joined the list after his departure from Napoli. While everything is still a possibility, the visit of Venkatesham to Arteta’s house strongly suggests that the deal is close to being done with the 37 years old coach.
Bookmakers and the Arsenal Debacle
Ever since Arsenal hit the rough patch and has been searching for a new leader, bookmakers have been offering odds on the outcome of such search. It also seems that the bookmakers agree with everyone’s opinion, as their odds strongly suggest that Arteta is going to become the next manager for Arsenal. In fact, after the said visit, many bookmakers suspended betting on the matter, such as Paddy Power.