Mikel Arteta favourite to become Arsenal manager

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   Arsene Wenger took charge of his final game for Arsenal against Huddersfield

GETTY Arsene Wenger took charge of his final game for Arsenal against Huddersfield

While the managerial vacancy remains - with two former club captains in Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira still among the favourites for the role - the club has wasted no time in clearing the decks for the new regime.

A little more than two months later, as Arsene Wenger hung up his boots with a 1-0 win over Huddersfield in his final game in charge of the Gunners, the Arsenal fans have mellowed down in nostalgia of bygone years. However it was that evening at Brighton, when Arsenal struggled to outclass a newly promoted side, which served as the mirror for the ennui Arsenal Football Club had succumbed to.

There is a precedent for appointing young managers within their organisation after his father Stan appointed 31-year-old Sean McVay as head of the Rams after he "aced" a series of interviews with club executives - who decided his age was not a hindrance to installing him.

Recent ventures into the transfer mercato has bolstered Arsenal's midfield and attacking setup, but they are still a far cry away from a complete squad.

"The Ronaldo story was very, very close, " ex Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger explained according to Daily Star UK.


While Emery is ready for a new opportunity, the 46-year-old said he was yet to receive an offer from Arsenal. That is the problem I face at the moment.

"I know we can say that in particular because Arsene Wenger's been there a long time, but history tells you they're not in a game to bring a manager in and get rid of them".

Wenger will now come back to clear his desk on Thursday.

Iwobi was however not bothered by league finish as he took to his official Twitter account stating his disappointment at the departure of the manager who gave him an opportunity in the first team.

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