Arteta to meet with Arsenal over manager's job

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Meanwhile, New York city coach Patrick Vieira considered Arsenal leadership move formal.

Arsene Wenger took charge of his last game at Huddersfield on Sunday as the curtain came down on a 22-year spell at the helm.

Arsenal is already weighing options to gamble on appointing Mikel Arteta as the club's new manager following the departure of Arsene Wenger.

Press Association Sport understands a number of Arsenal's backroom staff have followed Wenger in leaving as the club prepare for life beyond the Frenchman.

Arteta is apparently chief executive Ivan Gazidis and director Josh Kroenke's preferred candidate, although it has also been claimed that other board members wanted a manager with more experience.

Arteta is the favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger in the next few weeks
Arteta is the favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger in the next few weeks

Arteta left Arsenal and hung up his playing boots two years ago to work under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City in a coaching role and could be appointed as early as this week.

"I have seen the shortlist: Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti, Mikel Arteta - why not?"

Carzorla, who has is out of contract in the summer, hasn't kicked a ball in anger since a 3-2 win over Swansea City in October 2016 due to injury but it appears Arteta is keen on keeping his former teammate at Arsenal. "I think all of them could manage Arsenal", Pires said in an interview with BTSport.com. Now in charge of New York City, Vieira is said to be mystified over whether he has ever been under serious consideration.

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