Barcelona to invite Arteta instead of Koeman and Xavi

Barcelona to invite Arteta instead of Koeman and Xavi

Catalan Barcelona see Mikel Arteta as a replacement for Ronald Koeman, if he is fired and Xavi refuses to head the club.

Barcelona's performance last season leaves much to be desired. Blaugranas lost the fight for the championship one round before the end of La Liga, but took the Spanish Cup. The club's management is still skeptical about Koeman's results, but continues to believe in him as an intermediate stage before the arrival of Xavi.

At the same time, the Catalans are considering options in the event of an emergency and the possible dismissal of the Dutchman. We believe in this very little, because it is because of Koeman that Georginio Wijnaldum comes, but this possibility cannot be denied. In addition, Barca are awaiting the arrival of Xavi, who has extended his contract with al-Sadd until 2023. Therefore, additional perturbations for the club are not a priority in the context of the global crisis and local financial difficulties.

But President Joan Laporta has a backup option. It consists in the invitation of Mikel Arteta, who now heads London Arsenal. The Spaniard has problems in London, as he was unable to bring the Gunners to the European Cups, where they constantly qualified since 1995. But looking at the entire season, the final eighth place at Arsenal does not look so stalemate.

At Barcelona, Arteta is believed to have the DNA of the club, as he played at the Blaugranas academy from the age of 15 to 18. In addition, he has worked with Pep Guardiola for several years, which also increases the chances of Mikel coming to Camp Nou. But the coach himself is not yet particularly interested in this, and, frankly, he greatly lacks experience. At Arsenal, he has a margin of error, which he took advantage of even this season. Reaching the Europa League semifinals can be interpreted as a conditional success, given the team's defensive problems.

Therefore, the summer restructuring of the Gunners and the departure of older players like David Luiz and Willian will give an idea of what to expect from the team next season. As for us, Arteta are very early to Barcelona. Even as a safety net before the arrival of Xavi. This is too much of a risk for both the club and the player who can be given up after losing a few matches.