Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly one of the managers being considered by Arsenal to replace their outgoing manager Arsene Wenger.
The former Arsenal player joined Pep Guardiola’s backroom staffs in 2016 after retiring from playing actively for the Gunners.
According to Pep Guardiola in his reaction to the rumours linking Arteta to the Emirates stadium in the summer, reveals that he would be the happiest man in the world if the Spaniard remains with him beyond this season.
“If he stays I will be the happiest guy in the world, ” he said.
“What we have done this season, Mikel contribution was outstanding, amazing, we work together so good,” said City boss Guardiola.
Though the former Barcelona manager wants Arteta to remain at the Etihad Stadium, he reveals that he won’t stop him from moving to a new level in the summer.
“if he decides to move because he has this offer, this option, I will not say you do not have to go.” he concluded
Manchester City round up their title-wining season with a brilliant performance when they defeated Southampton by a lone goal via Gabriel Jesus’ 90th minute goal.
Meanwhile, the Gunners could only put one past Huddersfield in today’s game which happens to be Wenger’s last match as the Gunners boss.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti, Maurizio Sarri, former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique and Patrick Vieira are all linked with the Gunners job.
Meanwhile, it was reported that Everton are also looking towards Arteta’s direction as they look set to partway with Sam Allardyce.
The ‘big Sam’ hasn’t been too superb for the Merseyside club since he took over from Ronald Koeman last winter.