Mikel Arteta has reportedly agreed to become Arsenal manager and is set to take charge for Saturday’s game at Everton.
The Spaniard is ready to agree a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Emirates after extensive negotiations, according to The Mirror.
On Wednesday night he will be alongside Pep Guardiola for Manchester City’s Carabao Cup clash with Oxford United.
But talks will continue after and Arsenal hope he will be in situ for the trip to Goodison Park.
Arteta has been Guardiola’s assistant since he took charge at the Etihad in 2016, after retiring from football.
He spent five years as a player at the Emirates after being signed by Arsene Wenger in August 2011.
The Gunners have been searching for a new manager with Freddie Ljungberg in interim charge after Unai Emery was fired last month.