Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger allegedly wants former Gunner Mikel Arteta to replace him as head coach, though Merseyside club Everton could also be in rivalry for him this summer transfer window, as per the Daily Mirror.
The Spaniard left the North London club at the end of the 2015/16 season, deciding to call time on his career and go into coaching with Premier League giants Manchester City.
Mikel Arteta remains highly regarded at the Emirates, having always conducted himself as an articulate leader at the club during his playing time with Arsenal.
The Mirror suggest Arsene Wenger rates Mikel Arteta as his possible successor, despite negotiation from elsewhere that more experienced players could be in the running.
The Daily Mail suggest Germany manager Joachim Low is the favourite among most key players inside the club, while the London Evening Standard have formerly linked Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti as a major candidate.
Both have won top honours with big sides and worked with world class footballers and big egos, but Arsene Wenger’s preference for Mikel Arteta could be motivated personally.
The Mirror suggest he feels it could mean there’s more space for him to stay on at the North London club in a role ‘upstairs’, though supporters perhaps won’t see it as appropriate if he interferes any longer.
The French tactician is becoming increasingly unfamous at the Emirates after the teams dire recent form, and many will certainly agree it is time for a new start.
The Mirror’s report claim that the Gunners could face competition from Merseyside giants Everton for Mikel Arteta if they opt to part ways with Sam Allardyce