Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta is now the front runner to become new Arsenal manager following the sacking of Unai Emery, according to David Ornstein.

Arteta, who is currently number two to Pep Guardiola at Man City, is now the favourite to take over at his former club, with other ex-players also linked with the job.

Nice manager Patrick Vieira also in the frame to return to the Emirates as boss.

With Freddie Ljungberg currently at the helm on an interim basis, Arsenal are looking for Emery’s permanent successor, and both Arteta and Vieira have both been heavily tipped to take over.


Arsenal seem to be keen to take a gamble on relatively inexperienced managers in Arteta and Vieira and if they were appointed, it would be interesting to see how they would fare at the North London club.

It’s an interesting one. Arsenal seem keen to appoint a club legend at the Emirates, both being relatively inexperienced in terms of management.

However, this could be a bit of astute business from Arsenal which could pay off in the long run.

Arteta would be the best option for Arsenal, especially considering he has worked with Pep Guardiola and is being backed by Man City fans to replace him if he was to leave the Etihad Stadium.

The former Gunner could really reignite a lacklustre Arsenal side. But there is one question that remains, would he succeed at Arsenal and is he up to the job?