Arsenal identify Zubizarreta as main candidate for sporting director role

Andoni Zubizarreta

According to reports, Premier League giant Arsenal have allegedly made the Sporting Director of Olympique Marseille Andoni Zubizarreta their primary target to fill that void at the North London club.

As per a report by French news outlet L’Equipe, the former FC Barcelona and Spain international shot stopper is also tempted by the possibility of leaving the French club for a job at the Emirate Stadium.

The Unai Emery tutored side look in need of landing someone with genuine expertise for this role, with highly-rated administrator Sven Mislintat recently departing the London-based club.

Andoni Zubizarreta has great pedigree, though some supporters may be highly disappointed not to see their club connected with a much bigger target in the recruitment zone.

According to the Guardian in March, Monchi had been considered for the Arsenal top job after leaving Italian Serie A club AS Roma, though he eventually returned to Spanish La Liga side Sevilla.

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Meanwhile, ex-player of AFC Marc Overmars, currently at Dutch Evedivise giants Ajax, has also been connected as a key candidate by British tabloid the Telegraph.

It now appears Andoni Zubizarreta is the most likely candidate to walk into the Emirates doors, though it remains to be known if other alternatives might still come up in the next couple of months.

Spanish tactician Unai Emery has guided the Emirates giants to ten home wins in the Premier League consecutively within the same campaign for the very first time since 1998.

The North Londoners were Champions of the English Premier League that particular season, in the first full season in charge of French tactician Arsene Wenger, and while the squad is surely not as good this season as they were back then, it’s an impressive achievement by Unai Emery.

This feat means the tactician has, in his debut campaign in charge at the club, put together a streak of home form even better than the club managed in their Invincibles campaign of 2003/04, when the Gunners won the Premier League title without losing a match.

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