Pep Guardiola’s assistant, Mikel Arteta leads the race for the next permanent Arsenal manager, according to Sky Sports.
Since the sack of the gunner’s manager Unai Emery, Freddie Ljungberg has been in charge of the team on an interim basis but has won just one of his five games.
Arsenal is expected to appoint a new manager before the end of the month with the club fans constantly irritated by the lack of improvement in the team since the departure of Arsene Wenger.
The voices have grown even louder after Arsenal loss at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday with the fans fearing that they will miss out on a top-four finish for the fourth season in a row.
According to Sky, the Arsenal board are looking for someone who knows the club, knows the Premier League and is available to take over immediately.
Arteta, who spent five years at the club, ticks all those boxes and also came close to getting the job in the summer of 2018 before the club decided to appoint Unai Emery instead.
Rumours surfaced on Monday morning that a section of Arsenal officials was seen Arteta’s apartment this after he failed to speak with the media after the Sunday game.