Arsenal are seeking a new leader following the news that Arsene Wenger is to step down at the end of the season and one Gunners chief is reportedly keen to bring a familiar face back to the Emirates Stadium.
Sky Sports claims that Ivan Gazidis believes that former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is the ideal candidate to replace Wenger when the long-serving Frenchman brings an end to his 22 years in north London this summer.
Arteta has seen his reputation grow working alongside Pep Guardiola at Premier League champions Manchester City and, despite his lack of managerial experience, Gazidis believes the former skipper is the right man to take charge.
Gazidis, alongside head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and head of football operations Raul Sanellehi, have begun their search for a successor to Wenger this week, with the likes of Luis Enrique and Patrick Vieira being touted as potential candidates.
Arsenal are keen to come to a decision swiftly, allowing the new manager time to rebuild the squad this summer.