It is believed that Arsenal could accelerate the appointment of Mikel Arteta as Arsene Wenger’s successor as other candidates for the post continue to be ruled out, according to the Telegraph.
With the club having now interviewed all of the main candidates, Arteta has emerged as the firm favourite to succeed Wenger in the past few days.
Massimiliano Allegri was also a candidate for the post but he has seemingly ruled himself out by revealing he plans to stay at Juventus.
Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann was the other candidate who was the most serious rival to Arteta for the position, but Hoffenheim are adamant that Nagelsmann will be going nowhere.
Hoffenheim director of football Alexander Rosen said:
“Julian Nagelsmann will be our coach next season, 100 per cent.”
Former player and club legend Patrick Vieira, has also been approached by Arsenal for the vacant manager’s position but it is believed the Frenchman has not received any feedback.
Vieira is currently in charge of New York City. According to the Telegraph, Vieira fears he will be overlooked and that his chance to return to Arsenal in a management position has gone.
Vieira is said to be confound about whether he has ever been viewed as a serious candidate for the job.