Arsene Wenger backs Mikel Arteta to take up Arsenal job

Arsene Wenger backs Mikel Arteta to take up Arsenal job

Crucially, though, he'll upset a status quo that needed shaking up under Wenger, with the club stagnating and even regressing during his latter years at the Emirates helm. An answer to that question could move a step closer today as the Gunners plan discussions with a potential successor.

There has been concern expressed about Arteta's lack of experience compared to rival candidates Massimiliano Allegri and Luis Enrique.

"He's someone who knows the club, he's worked under Pep for a couple of years and seen what he's done", he said.

Arteta was the main creative lynchpin for Rangers, Everton and Arsenal during his playing career, whether as an attacking midfielder or in a deeper-lying capacity.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is reportedly set to hold talks with the club over the vacant manager's position, while the club has also had discussions with fellow former Gunners star Mikel Arteta.

Upon his retirement that summer he immediately joined Pep Guardiola at Man City, serving as his assistant coach along with Brian Kidd and Domènec Torrent, winning the 2017-18 Premier League title.

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"I think all of them could manage Arsenal", Pires said in an interview with BT Sport.

The first team coach is credited with the development of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane, who were mostly known for their pace in 2016 but have vastly improved their productivity since Arteta came into the coaching setup. Indeed, Guardiola will be reluctant to let the Spaniard depart, yet with the pair such good friends stemming from their time at Barcelona, the City boss won't stand in his way.

Wenger revealed Arsenal have not involved him in selecting the next manager.

Wenger is expected to take some time to consider his options before returning to work; whilst everyone involved in the industry wishes him all the best on his next chapter in life.

"Steve Bould was with me for six years, Jens Lehmann as well".

Arsenal are keen to have Wenger's successor in place before this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, but even that doesn't start for another month.

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