“The membership is at all times in my coronary heart” Mikel Arteta hints at subsequent managerial position in beautiful admission
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted he’s open to the idea of running French giants Paris Saint-Germain at some point in the future.
Arteta, 38, was named Arsenal’s head coach in December 2019 following the departure of Unai Emery.
In a remarkable start to the Gunners’ lives, Arteta led his squad to FA Cup glory just six months later.
The general consensus is that Londoners are headed in the right direction despite being a little off the top of the Premier League.
While Arteta, who recently spoke to beIN Sports, has a lot of work to do to bring the Gunners back to their former glory, he has left the door open for a possible return to France.
During his playing career, Arteta had an 18-month loan period with the Parisians when he was under contract in Barcelona.
Arteta (as quoted by PSG Talk) said of his French connections: “PSG have an amazing team. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is a coach I’m close to because I played with him at PSG. He is a very strong manager and I hope he will win a lot of titles with PSG.
“I love Paris. I love Paris; I have very good memories from there. It was my first club as a professional. The club is always in my heart. You never know, but I have a lot to do (at Arsenal).”
Given Arteta’s admission, although it’s rare for a manager to speak publicly about the possibility of running another club, especially if he’s already at work, fans will surely hope that their top illuminator’s comments were nothing more than an attempt appease the presenters of the show.