Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta spoke candidly ahead of their game with Newcastle, including discussing the prospect of Arsene Wenger’s potential return to the club and his row with Jurgen Klopp
Mikel Arteta was clearly not intimidated when his Arsenal side visited Anfield on Saturday.
The Arsenal boss broke on the sidelines as he argued with Jurgen Klopp following Takehiro Tomiyasu’s downfall following an aerial challenge from Sadio Mane.
It was a learning experience for the Gunners boss as the moment lifted the Anfield crowd and helped the home team move away and claim a 4-0 victory.
Perhaps this was the kind of incident a more experienced chef could have avoided, and perhaps why the legend of the Gunners Arsène Wenger has been linked with a return to the club.
Elsewhere, Alexandre Lacazette’s contract negotiations continue as the club risk losing the striker for nothing when his contract expires next summer.
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Wenger “ready for the return”
Gunners boss Arteta has said he hopes to bring Arsene Wenger back into the fold of Emirates Stadium.
Wenger enjoyed a distinguished career at the club, building his legendary Invincibles squad and winning three premier league titles, seven FA Cups and the Community Shield seven times during his 22-year reign at the club.
And Arteta has spoken of his hopes of reintegrating the legendary Arsenal manager into the daily activities of the club.
The requirements of the Lacazette contract
Alexandre Lacazette has been on fire in recent weeks and has become a key part of Mikel Arteta’s squad.
But with the Frenchman’s contract expiring next summer, the Gunners face the very real possibility of losing him for nothing and the player will be free to speak to other clubs in January.
Arteta has now settled the situation and has hinted that he is happy to continue playing the forward despite his failure to make a long-term commitment with the Gunners.
Arteta opens with an argument with Klopp
Arsenal coach’s failure with Jurgen Klopp lit Anfield’s touchscreen when they met on Saturday.
The controversial moment helped shift the momentum in Liverpool’s favor as the angry home crowd directed their frustrations towards lifting their side.
And it worked as the Reds took a 4-0 victory.
Arteta has now opened up about the incident – and whether he got drawn into a similar situation again.