Arsenal want Mikel Arteta to become their next manager.
Arsenal has already moved to secure a replacement for Unai Emery as the former PSG boss continues to struggle to get wins.
Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Southampton at the weekend means that they have now failed to win all of their last five league games. That run of form has seen them fall down the league table and they are now eight points off the top four.
A report in The Times (behind a paywall) claims that the Gunners are preparing to make former Arsenal captain, Mikel Arteta as their next manager if they fire Emery.
Arteta was an Arsenal player for five years under Arsene Wenger and joined Pep Guardiola’s coaching team when the Catalan was named the manager of Manchester City.
They have both won back to back Premier League titles and this has boosted Arteta’s profile as a potential manager.
Arteta was considered for the position by the Gunners in the summer of 2018 before they settled on Unai Emery.
The same Times report also states that Arsenal interviewed former Juve manager, Max Allegri at the time and the Italian is still in the frame to take over from Emery.
Emery has reportedly been given between now and after the Gunners’ game against West Ham to get his team back to winning ways.
They play Norwich and Brighton before that game and dropping points against those opponents could spell the end for the former Sevilla boss.