Arteta to meet with Arsenal over manager's job

Dean Simpson
May 17, 2018

The former Everton and Gunners midfielder will replace Arsene Wenger, who has been the Gunners leading man for 22 years, winning a total of 17 trophies during his tenure.

Since July 2016, a 36-year-old Artera has been working as a coach at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola.

"Julian Nagelsmann will be our coach next season".

The Sun says Gazidis has been pushing for Arteta since Wenger announced he was stepping down last month.

In many ways he ticks all of the right boxes.

It is now seen as highly unlikely that Arsenal would be able to come to an agreement with Juventus' Max Allegri and in the meantime talks with Arteta and his representatives have reached the point where he has named potential staff and the financial package required. Reports are also emerging that Arteta is hugely respected by City's playing squad as he helps to get Guardiola's message across on a daily basis.

Barcelona was also negotiating with Barcelona ex-coach Luis Enrique.

With candidates dropping by the wayside, the path appears to be clearing for Arteta to take over at the club where he spent five seasons as a player.

Club legend Patrick Vieira was still hoping he could land the role but Arteta is seemingly the preferred candidate and is now odds-on to land the job, and has been back into 1/2 with Coral.

Arteta has come out of left-field a little, especially with no prior managerial experience, but in many regards he would be the ideal choice to not only replace Wenger but keep the playing style and culture he cultivated intact.

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