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Mikel Arteta is closing in n the Arsenal manager’s job, with senior sources at Manchester City now increasingly expecting him to leave and Arsene Wenger also offering public endorsement for his former captain.
Although not directly involved in the recruitment process, Wenger’s opinion still carries huge weight at the Emirates and it is understood that Arteta held further talks with the club’s hierarchy today.
City sources are now becoming increasingly resigned to Arteta’s departure, although he has not yet agreed terms with Arsenal or formally handed in his notice as Pep Guardiola’s assistant.o
The situation, though, could move quickly and, after the call earlier this week.