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Report from the Express claims Arsenal are yet to make a formal offer for Mikel Arteta as a possible replacement for Arsene Wenger.
The Spaniard is top of Arsenal’s shortlist to replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates despite his lack of experience.
The Spaniard retired from football in 2016 and has been working as an assistant manager to City boss Pep Guardiola.
On Sunday, Guardiola appeared to give his blessing for Arteta to leave.
But according to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal have not made an official approach for the 36-year-old.
The report says City ARE ready to let Arteta move on even though he is highly thought of within the club.
Arsenal want to make an appointment before the World Cup ahead one of the most important summers in the club’s history.
But former Arsenal player Robert Pires believes Patrick Vieira is a stronger candidate than Arteta.
He said: “I have seen the shortlist: Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti, Mikel Arteta — why not?
“I think all of them could manage Arsenal.
“There’s maybe a small advantage for Allegri and Ancelotti as they both have a lot of experience in Italy, Germany and England.
“With Vieira — and this is only my opinion — yes. Not just because he’s my friend. Forget this.
“He is doing very well with New York City, and he told me the job is very hard and difficult.
“However, he has a very good profile to replace Arsene Wenger because he knows football, he knows the Premier League and of course he knows Arsenal. So that’s why I say yes, Patrick Vieira is ready to manage Arsenal.”