Mikel Arteta plans to offer his former team-mate Santi Cazorla a backroom role at Arsenal, if he becomes the next manager.

According to the Mirror, Arteta wants to win over the supporters and he plans to bring in fan-favourite Santi Cazola for the transition of Arsenal, post-Wenger.

Cazorla, who has been at Arsenal since 2012, has been out with a serious injury for the past 19 months.

But in the games he has played, he has wooed over the supporters and plans of him joining the backroom staff could be what gets the fans on Arteta’s side.

Former Arsenal midfielder Arteta, is now the favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger in the next few weeks, after the club finished the interview process.

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This follows the news that rival candidates for the post have continued to rule themselves, leaving Arteta as the only serious candidate.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allgeri is now out of the running after pledging his allegiance to the Serie A champions, while Hoffenheim insist that their coach Julian Nagelsmann will be going nowhere.

New York City boss and Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has been also interviewed, but it has since been revealed that he has not received any response.

Moving forward, Arteta is considered as what Arsenal are looking for in the wake of Wenger.

He has worked as a coach for just two seasons, most notably at Manchester City who were recently crowned Premier League champions.

But Arteta hasn’t managed on any level and some Gunners supporters are unsure they want an untried manager taking over the reins.