Date: 30th April 2018 at 7:26pm
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Arsenal’s search for a new manager to succeed the legendary was always going to be tough but it appears a rival are now ready to throw a spanner in the works of plans.

The MirrorĀ reports that will rebuff any Arsenal advances for Mikel Arteta and Patrick , who are both employed by the City Football Group, as the Citizens have long-term plans for the duo.

Both former skippers of Arsenal, Arteta has caught the eye as assistant to at the during the past two seasons whilst Vieira has impressed managing MLS franchise New York City FC.

Reports have claimed that both Arteta and Vieira are candidates to replace Wenger this summer, despite their limited managerial experience, but Manchester City are determined not to lose the services of either of their employees.

That increases the likelihood of former manager taking charge at the Stadium, as he seems to be emerging as the ideal candidate.