Mikel Arteta looks to be winning the race to become Arsenal's new manager, amid reports of the players being told that he is '90 per cent' certain to take charge.
The former Gunners midfielder and current Manchester City first-team coach has been a leading candidate for the role ever since it was announced that Arsene Wenger was to step down at the Emirates Stadium.
According to MailOnline Sport, Arteta is now the preferred candidate of
Allegri has chosen to remain in Turin, whilst Enrique's alleged demands have proved a stumbling block in negotiations. Another rumoured target, Germany boss Joachim Löw, signed a new contract with DFB-Elf on Tuesday.
Momentum definitely behind Mikel Arteta as next #afc manager at the moment. Other names are still under consideration - Gazidis committed to a rigorous process - but with Hoffenheim ruling out Nagelsmann, he's looking more and more like the front-runner.— James Olley (@JamesOlley) May 15, 2018
With candidates dropping by the wayside, the path appears to be clearing for Arteta to take over at the club where he spent five seasons as a player.