There has been plenty of speculation over who will take over from Wenger and Arteta seems to lead the way following a number of reports suggesting the former captain will soon take over.
"He has all the qualities to do the job, yes". In this picture, Mikel Arteta of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Swansea City at Etihad Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Manchester, England.
Arsenal meanwhile have sacked all their backroom staff, including the medical team except goalkeeping coach Jens Lehmann and Wenger's assistant Steve Bould as the side continues to clear the decks for the new management.
Massimiliano Allegri was another candidate in the frame but committed his immediate future to Juventus, saying he will be at the club next season.
Arteta has always been in the picture, but is not a popular choice among the supporters of the club, who were seeking a high profile appointment. Then United came in and they had Carlos Queiroz at the time, who was their coach.
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Arsenal talking to Arteta today.
Spaniard Arteta, 36, played 150 games for Arsenal and is now a coach at champions Manchester City.
Arteta is keen to take up the role and Man City boss Guardiola has insisted he will not stand in his way.
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Appointing him would carry numerous same pros and cons that hiring Arteta would bring-either would be a young, exciting choice who could bring fresh ideas into the club, which they know well, but their lack of experience makes it hard to assess how successful they might be.
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