Arsernal management board are set to unveil former club player as next Manger in coming days with former player as favorite on the list of picked managers.
Arsernal will be unveiling Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta as the next Arsenal manager in the coming days, sources have told ESPN, despite the Etihad club’s disappointment with the way the Gunners have pursued their former club captain.
The Chief negotiator, Mr Huss Fahmy and managing director Vinai Venkatesham traveled to Manchester after Arsenal’s defeat to City on Sunday afternoon and spent more than two hours at Arteta’s home in Cheshire, discussing the job.
Mr Arteta is set to meet with Josh Kroenke, the son of owner Stan Kroenke, on Monday. The American was at the game on Sunday and will interview the Spaniard alongside Raul Sanllehi, the head of football at the club, and Venkatesham and Fahmy.
ManchesterCity are yet received a formal approach for Arteta and were left bewildered by the images appearing to show the Sunday meeting at Arteta’s home.
Meanwhile, sources have told ESPN that City bosses were surprised they were not approached for talks either formal or informal on Sunday despite spending the day at the Emirates, although they will not stand in the way of the Spaniard if he decides to take the job at the Emirates.
Should Arteta be offered the job and decide to succeed interim manager Freddie Ljungberg, Arsenal would have to pay a substantial compensation fee, believed to be seven figures.