Mikel Arteta is under big pressure at Arsenal following the side’s poor start to the 2021/22 season.
Last time out, Arsenal were humiliated away at Manchester City, where the reigning champions netted five without reply from the visitors at the Etihad Stadium.
The pressure is seemingly mounting on Arteta, but who would replace the manager if he was to leave his post at the Emirates Stadium?
Well, some Arsenal supporters have one man on their minds: Erik ten Hag. The Ajax boss has been with the Dutch club since 2017, and in that time, he has led the Amsterdam-based team to two Eredivisie titles, as well as helping the development of some brilliant players.
Ten Hag played a big part in the rise of Donny van de Beek, Frenkie de Jong, Hakim Ziyech, Sergino Dest, Matthijs de Ligt and Kasper Dolberg – to name just a few.
As well as his impressive record at Ajax, Arsenal supporters may look at the development of some of the aforementioned players – who have all moved on from the Dutch club now – and become excited about what he could do in north London.
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Here’s what some Arsenal fans have been saying about Ten Hag.
Ten Hag, after signing a new two-year extension at Ajax in April , spoke about how he’s happy in Amsterdam, having been linked with the Spurs job before Nuno Espirito Santo took the role on.
“We want to work on a successful and attractive Ajax,” he told the Dutch club’s official website.
“I know what I have here and I know the people I work with here. I also know how we can take the next step with this team. I’m happy here.
“Getting somewhere is one thing, staying somewhere is another. Ajax is back on the map internationally.
“We get the recognition we deserve for that, but we want even more. We want to go even higher and challenge the top clubs in Europe.”