Manchester City manager assistant linked with Arsenal job

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Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta is reportedly keen on the Arsenal job, though several factors could still be an issue.

The Spaniard is said to be one several names on the list of candidates for the Gunners, according to the Sun, while he may also have to wait before being cleared by Manchester City to hold discussions over the job.

The report explains that the Premier League champions don’t want Mikel Arteta to negotiate anything with Arsenal before the match between the two clubs this weekend.

It remains to be seen how well the appointment of Mikel Arteta would go down anyway, with Pep Guardiola’s assistant lacking experience outside his stint at the Etihad Stadium.

This would surely be a gamble for Arsenal, though, as noted by the Sun, Mikel Arteta is highly regarded for his work as part of Guardiola’s team at City.

It’s also worth noting that Manchester City themselves would prefer not to lose the 37-year-old until the end of the campaign, according to the Sun, so he obviously has an essential role at the club.

Arsenal recently fired Unai Emery and now have Freddie Ljungberg in charge in a caretaker role.