Arsenal fans are starting to get excited about the prospect of Mikel Arteta’s potential arrival.
The former Gunners captain is certainly lacking in managerial experience, but his time served as assistant manager to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City offers an intriguing opportunity.
While it is currently unclear who would be on Arteta’s staff should he take over given that it would be his first appointment as a manager, football.london understand that the club wish to retain Freddie Ljungberg as an assistant head coach.
Another rumoured possibility is former Liverpool and Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso, who has been friends with Arteta since their childhood.
Alonso and Arteta were neighbours on the same street in San Sebastian, and…