Arsenal are in talks with Manchester City over the possible appointment of Mikel Arteta as the next coach.

Arteta who was a midfielder appearing in 149 matches for Arsenal between 2011 and 2016, is currently part of Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff in Man City after retiring as a player in 2016.

Guardiola had said he would not stop the 37-years-old Spaniard if he decided to leave.

The Spaniard was previously linked as Arsene Wenger’s replacement in 2018. But the job was given to Unai Emery who was later sacked in November 2019.

Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City has shown how desperately Arsenal need a new coach despite Freddie Ljungberg’s presence as interim coach.

Arsenal have been on downward spiral since the beginning and Ljungberg’s coaching is not helping having won just one out of five matches so far.

Gunners chief executive Vinai Venkatesham reportedly met Arteta during match against Manchester City on Sunday and is keen on bringing him to manage the Gunners team.

The Gunners are ninth in the Premier League after five victories in 17 matches this season.