Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brother unhappy with Arsenal over Mikel Arteta move

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's brother has questioned Arsenal's decision to appoint Mikel Arteta
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brother has questioned Arsenal’s decision to appoint Mikel Arteta (Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brother does not appear to be happy with Arsenal’s decision to appoint Mikel Arteta as their new manager.

Metro.co.uk understands that Arsenal are confident of reaching an agreement with Arteta this week after holding talks with the Spaniard after Manchester City’s 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Arsenal had more experienced candidates on their shortlist including former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked by Tottenham last month.

But the Gunners are now set to hand Arteta his first managerial role with the 37-year-old set to leave Manchester City after spending three years as Pep Guardiola’s assistant.

However, Arteta’s imminent arrival at Arsenal has not gone down well with Aubameyang’s brother, Willy, who has questioned the decision.

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Responding to a post on Instagram which claimed that Arteta will be in place as Arsenal’s new manager before their match against Everton on Saturday, Willy Aubameyang replied: ‘Ljungberg Arteta is the same, no experience.’

Aubameyang, meanwhile, is already being linked with a move away from Arsenal next summer.

The 30-year-old, who replaced Granit Xhaka as the club’s captain in November, will have just one year remaining on his contract with Arsenal at the end of the season.

Arteta was on Arsenal’s original shortlist when they wanted to replace Arsene Wenger last year but the Gunners hierarchy opted for Unai Emery was sacked instead.

Arsenal’s decision to target Arteta has also been heavily criticised by their former midfielder Paul Merson.

‘To ask someone with no managerial experience to take charge in the current circumstances at Arsenal is a big ask,’ Merson said.

‘But there are also massive question marks over his credentials, massive questions.

‘One of the major factors with Arteta being linked with the job is that he’s worked closely under Guardiola, and he used to play at Arsenal.

‘Other than the fact he won’t get lost on the way to training, I don’t know what else he brings to the table.’

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