Former Arsenal captain Arteta has began discussions with Arsenal to take over as club manager, according to reports.
Arteta who is currently the assistant coach of Guardiola has been linked to Arsenal since Wenger left but it became a major discussion in the world of football when Emery was let go of his job as manager.
The 37 year old made 149 appearances for Arsenal between 2011 and 2016 before joining Guardiola as part of his back room staff.
Manchester City boss, Guardiola, has made known his opinion on Arteta move, saying he wants to Spaniard to stay with him but if he decides to join his former club, he wouldn’t stop him.
Arteta was on the bench at Emirates, when City beat his former club with 3 goals and keeping a clean sheet.
Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham has met with the former midfielder in the north-west of England to discuss the vacant manager’s role.
If Arteta gets the Arsenal job, his debut as a manager will be against a familiar club, Everton where he also played.
The London club are currently managed by caretaker Freddie Ljungberg who has been in charge of their last five matches recording two defeats, two draws and one win.
Arsenal are 9th on log in EPL and they hope to fight back to top form with the appointment of Arteta as manager.