I do not have any real idea what it will take for the Arsenal manager to convince our club captain Mikel Arteta from leaving the club and joining his fellow countryman Pep Guardiola at Man City when the current season comes to an end, but Arsene Wenger knows his player a lot better than I do and I am sure that the prof can think of something.
He better had do as well, because if we lose the potential coaching abilities of Arteta after seeing one of our other former captains Patrick Vieira working at our Premier League rivals as well then it will be a real kick in the teeth for the club.
There has already been a lot of talk about Arteta going into the coaching side of the game when his playing career comes to an end, which looks like it is coming close after a string of injury problems and an increasing lack of pace have left him on the sidelines for most of the current campaign and his contract is due to run out.
We all just assumed that he would be staying at Arsenal to begin his coaching career, but now the Daily Mail is reporting that Guardiola is thinking of offering him a place on his team at the Etihad when he takes over in the summer.
That would be a double blow because not only would we be losing all that experience and know-how but it would be going to help a direct rival and with Guardiola being new to the Premier League we do not want to help him settle in quickly if we can possibly help it.
So is it time for Wenger to give Arteta a good reason to stay in London?