Arteta currently leading the pack as Arsenal close in on appointing new manager

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Mikel Arteta is reportedly leading the way to take over from Unai Emery at the Emirates, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.

The reliable reporter revealed that the former Gunners midfielder, who is now assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, is in pole position for the Emirates hot seat.

Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, Nice manager Patrick Vieira, Napoli’s Carlo Ancelotti and Belgium boss Roberto Martinez are also mentioned as possible candidates to succeed the Spaniard.

Ornstein’s update was then shared by Arsenal fan page @MrArsenicTM, which led to these supporters sharing their worry as to why Arteta is leading the way.

It would be a bold decision to appoint a boss without any senior managerial experience, but it looks as if that could happen with Arteta.

He’s learned under one of the best in Guardiola in recent years, so it could actually turn out to be a shrewd call.

Financially, a move for Arteta also looks realistic and the most appealing to the board.

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