Wolves journalist Joe Edwards has made a claim about Nuno Espirito Santo’s future at the club following developments at Arsenal.
The Gunners were knocked out of Europe against Villarreal in the semi-final of the Europa League, a result that has put boss Mikel Arteta under significant pressure to try and turn things around, which could potentially lead to him being out of a job if he doesn’t manage to do so quickly.
Nuno has been linked with the job previously when the club dismissed Unai Emery back in 2019, and speaking on the E&S Wolves podcast (54:27), Edwards thinks that should Arteta be out of a job at some point next season, he thinks it will be inevitable to see him linked again:
“I think he’ll inevitably get linked if it does happen. I’m surprised Arteta’s lasted this long to be honest. But yeah, maybe that’s one we’ll have to keep an eye on.”
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TIF Thoughts on Joe Edwards’ comments regarding Nuno Espirito Santo’s future
Comments like this should get a few Wolves rather worried, because if Arsenal were interested in him before then it is likely that he’ll be wanted again.
And if Wolves can rescue themselves and take a step forward next season compared to what has been a rather disappointing campaign this time around, then Nuno’s stock is only going to rise and make him more appealing to a side like Arsenal.
That’s why the club, if they really do believe that he is the future, should do everything they can in their power to keep hold of him. If that means offering money for transfers to convince him to stay, or a new contract on top of the one he signed last year, just to make sure that his eyes aren’t tempted to make a move start looking towards North London, or indeed any other clubs.