Mikel Arteta has emerged as the strong favorite to replace Arsene Wenger as manager of Arsenal.

Arteta has had productive talks with the club.

Arteta played for Arsenal from 2011 until 2016 and has been working as a coach under Pep Guardiola since July 2016.

Arsenal has also considered hiring Max Allegri of Juventus, but he's believed to want more control over the player decisions.

Last November, the club appointed Dortmund’s Sven Mislintat and Barcelona’s Raul Sanllehi as head of recruitment and football relations respectively.