North London Club, Arsenal are reportedly considering Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta as a potential successor to Arsene Wenger.
Pressure on the club to part company with Wenger after 22 years continues to grow with the Gunners now sitting 13 points adrift of the Champions League places and 33 points off Premier League leaders Man City.
Wenger remained defiant following his side’s 2-1 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday – Arsenal’s fourth loss in a row across all competitions – but the club are thought to be weighing up their options.
The Mirror reports that Arsenal have been impressed with Arteta’s work alongside Pep Guardiola at Man City and could look to bring the Spaniard back to the Emirates Stadium, where he spent five years as a player from 2011 to his retirement in 2016.
Meanwhile, Reports have also suggested that Everton will look to appoint Wenger should the Frenchman step down from his Arsenal post before the end of his current contract, which does not expire until the end of next season.
The Daily Star reports that Toffees chairman Farhad Moshiri has lined up a sensational move for Wenger should he part company with Allardyce, identifying the Frenchman as the ideal candidate to lead the club back towards challenging for European football.
Moshiri was formerly a part-owner of Arsenal alongside Alisher Usmanov before taking over at Everton.