• Arteta considering his backroom team after positive talks
• Former captain seen as better fit than Max Allegri by club
Mikel Arteta is the strong favourite to be appointed as successor to Arsène Wenger at Arsenal, with productive talks having progressed between his camp and the club.
Conversations are so advanced that Arteta is giving thought to the people he might want in his backroom team. It is unclear whether Steve Bould would stay, with Wenger’s assistant not always seeing eye to eye with Arteta when they were together at Arsenal.