Robert Pires reveals his choice for Arsenal manager position amid Arteta speculation

Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri

Arsenal Football Club find themselves in a position they've not been in since 1996 - looking for a new manager, following the resignation of longtime steward Arsene Wenger at the end of another disappointing campaign in the 2017-2018 season.

Boro Primorac, a long-term coach and friend of Wenger, was always likely to leave and, as the outgoing manager prepares to clear his office later this week, a number of other backroom staff have also been relieved of their duties.

Patrick Vieira is understood to have viewed his approach as a 'token gesture', and The Telegraph reports that Arsenal are now planning to accelerate Arteta's appointment after the Spaniard was left as their only serious candidate.

"There is a little bit of uncertainty there amongst the squad, however, we just hope the club does a really good job in terms of bringing the right person in to succeed Wenger".

Meanwhile, Pires and Vieira were teammates for six years at Arsenal.

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"With Vieira - and this is only my opinion - yes".

The 41-year-old is in charge of the Major League Soccer side, having joined the club in 2016 after a stint with the Manchester City reserve team.

The Daily Telegraph says that whoever the new manager is he will have no say in the acquisition of Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu, identified by the club's head of recruitment Sven Mislintat as a priority buy this summer.

The 68-year-old saw out his Arsenal career against Huddersfield with a 1-0 win, ending his reign after 1,235 games and being celebrated as Arsenal's greatest ever manager. "I think all of them could manage Arsenal", he told BTSport. "As I said in my speech on the pitch after the Burnley game, I'm a fan above all".

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