Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta may lose his job if the club don’t perform well in the Europa League, according to beIN Sports journalist Tancredi Palmeri.
The Italian does have a patchy record when it comes to reliability so take this with a pinch of salt, but he claims that Arteta could well be replaced by Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca:
Arsenal are considering Roma’s Paulo Fonseca in the shortlist for next manager.
Arteta’s future hanging on Europa League result.
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) April 27, 2021
There have been no indications from English sources so far that Arteta’s job is on the line. Reliable journalist David Ornstein has said in recent months that Arsenal’s board have placed a lot of trust in the Spaniard to turn things around.
However, Premier League results have continued to be poor and the Gunners are now expected to finish midtable. If they do crash out to Villarreal in the Europa League, there will be a lot of questions to be answered. Whether that would lead to Arteta being axed, though, that is very much up for debate.