Brighton's woeful form in the Premier League since the turn of the year which saw them pick up just two wins out of a possible 18 cost Chris Hughton his job on Monday.
Hughton was the man to guide the Seagulls to the Premier League, and his sacking after securing another year of top flight football came as a shock.
However, Brighton will need to look for a manager who can improve on Hughton's good work over the last few years and former Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta could be worth a gamble.
The Spaniard is currently a part of Pep Guardiola's backroom staff at Manchester City where he has played an instrumental part in their back to back title triumphs over the last two seasons.
Arteta has always had a gifted footballing mind since back when he was an Everton player all those years ago. His footballing brain has earned him plaudits from the biggest names in football management like Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola and also Mauricio Pochettino.
Arteta was reportedly considered for the Arsenal job after Wenger stepped down at the end of last season but a deal failed to materialise and he stayed with the Champions. However, the former Arsenal star should be looking to become a number one in the near future and Brighton would be a perfect place to start.
Arteta would bring everything he has learned from Guardiola and Wenger in the last few years to the Seagulls and his knowledge about the game will certainly help the players develop. However, zero experience as a manager would make him a risk for Brighton but it might just be on that would pay off.
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