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Allegri would've been Campbell's first choice as Arsenal boss but he's impressed with Arteta

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell admits he had been hoping to see Massimiliano Allegri appointed at Emirates Stadium, but he has been impressed by the opening weeks of Mikel Arteta’s reign.

The Gunners decided to make a change in the dugout back in November 2019, with Unai Emery ushered through the exits.

Freddie Ljungberg took over on an interim basis as the search for a permanent appointment was carried out.

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Another Spaniard was eventually lured to north London, with former Arsenal captain Arteta handed the first managerial role of his career.

Campbell concedes that he would have favoured a more experienced option, with a former Juventus boss considered to have been the pick of those available.