Arsenal have made contact with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to replace Mikel Arteta, according to a report.
The Gunners have made an abysmal start to the 2021-22 Premier League season, collecting zero points and zero goals from clashes with Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City.
They have conceded nine goals in that time without scoring. The recent 5-0 thrashing by Manchester City was a particularly damning result.
However, Todofichajes reports that Arsenal director Edu has reached a ‘preliminary agreement’ with Conte to take control of the reins from October, and Arteta must make a ‘radical’ change in the next few weeks to save his job.
The report claims that Conte has agreed to become Arsenal’s next head coach so long as he does not take charge any later than October, and he was initially contacted by the Gunners following their loss to Chelsea.
It’s hoped that Conte would be able to make a huge difference at the Emirates due to his experience.
He took Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2016-17, despite them finishing 10th in the previous season where he won 70 of his 106 games in charge of Chelsea between 2016 and 2018.
Conte has been out of the game since leaving Inter Milan following their triumphant 2020-21 Serie A campaign.