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Aaron Ramsey Backs Mikel Arteta To Succeed As A Manager

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey believes former Gunners Mikel Arteta has the credential to succeed as a fantastic manager in the future. The Spaniard is currently one of the co-assistants of manager Pep Guardiola and together they have witnessed Manchester City secure the Premier League title this season.

In a report covered by The Star, Ramsey was quizzed about Arteta’s chances of becoming a future head coach to which he replied: “Mikel was a fantastic player for Arsenal and a great captain. He’s been under Pep Guardiola there, he was always interested even when he was playing here in going into a coaching role one day, I’m sure he’s learning a lot about the game and especially the way Man City have been playing. They’ve done fantastically well, so I’m sure that one day when the time is right, he’ll be a fantastic manager.”

Earlier this month, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger announced that he would be stepping down the managerial role during the summer and the club have since been associated with a number of personalities including Patrick Vieira, who built a huge reputation for himself during his playing days at Arsenal.

Nevertheless, the club are undecided over who could succeed Wenger next season and Arteta appears a distant target for now owing to his relative lack of experience. Arsenal have had their worst season under Wenger to date but they still have the opportunity to salvaging the campaign by lifting the Europa League title.

The Gunners were made to rue for a key defensive mistake as they played out a 1-1 draw against ten-man Atletico Madrid in the semi-final first leg but they still have chances to progress, provided they can find a route towards the net at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Arsenal are currently out of top-four position and only success in the Europa League would see them qualify for Champions League football next term.