Tuttosport have suggested in their Sunday edition, that Arsenal, could move for a double deal for a manager and a striker, in an outlandish suggestion.
According to the Italian newspaper, Mikel Arteta’s situation is far from being secure, and the Spanish manager could be sacked at any moment from Arsenal. They then suggested a possible swoop for Antonio Conte, who is out of work having left his role at Inter Milan earlier this year after leading them to their first Scudetto in 10 years.
The idea would be that Arsenal would appoint Antonio Conte, if the Gunners part ways with Mikel Arteta. Conte will then ask for Lautaro Martinez, who was very successful under the Italian manager at Inter Milan, and the Argentine striker will fall at his former manager’s feet.
Stranger things have happened in football, yet Conte gave up managing Inter because he was concerned the club wouldn’t be able to challenge for the biggest trophies going forward. That’s arguably a similar case at Arsenal and the cloud over the London club grew darker on Friday as Arteta’s side lost to newly promoted Brentford.
On top of that, there’s insistence from most of the Italian media that Inter don’t want to sell Martinez, having parted ways with Romelu Lukaku. The player’s agent has also dismissed the chance of a move.