Arteta is expected at Barcelona

Arteta is expected at Barcelona

Mikel Arteta may head Catalan Barcelona in case of Joan Laporta’s appointment as the club president.

Joan Laporta intends to lobby for the candidacy of Mikel Arteta for the head coach of Barcelona if he wins the presidential elections. This became known at the beginning of the week. Previously, Laporta said that under him Xavi would become the head coach of Barcelona, which is why the former midfielder expressed support for Joan and supported him in every possible way in the election race.

But either Xavi's contract before the end of the 2022 World Cup or other reasons forced Laporte to change his mind. He now sees potential in Arteta, which was in the Barcelona system from 1997 to 2001. At the same time, the current coach of London Arsenal never made it to the main team and is known for his performances for Everton and Arsenal.

At the same time, Laporta is not ready to rush to a decision if he wins the elections. Barcelona are gradually improving with Ronald Koeman at the head coach. In particular, the Catalans' new 3-5-2 formation began to bear fruit. Thanks to that, the Catalans easily defeated Sevilla in the match of the 25th round of the Spanish Primera.

Therefore, if you do not look at the defeat by PSG in the the Champions League round of 16 first leg, which was more likely a consequence of systemic regressive decisions at the club, then Koeman has a chance to keep his post. At the same time, Mikel Arteta still needs to get his hands on at Arsenal and achieve results in the long run. So far, he has only won the FA Cup, but his performance in the Premier League will be far more qualitative.

Arteta’s Arsenal are tenth there, but the gap to the Champions League zone is only eight points, so he has every chance. In any case, if I were Laporta, we would not have thrown such vivid expressions that characterize his adherence to tradition. Any binding to names can not only present it, but also overturn it. But now this is the case, since he is gaining interest before the elections.