Arsenal poised to make Mikel Arteta their new boss sooner than planned as other candidates stay put

Mikel Arteta could be fast-tracked into the Arsenal hot-seat as his main rivals continue to drop out of the running.

Manchester City assistant and former Gunners captain Arteta has become the overwhelming favourite after the club finished the interview process.

The 36-year-old Spaniard fits the criteria of being the young head coach they are looking for in the wake of Arsene Wenger’s almost 22 years at the helm.

Juventus boss Max Allegri has pledged his future to the perennial Italian champions while Hoffenheim insist that their coach Julian Nagelsmann is also staying put.

Arteta, second left, had a ringside seat for Man City’s title triumph under Pep Guardiola
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Germany boss Joachim Low, who was an early candidate, has now signed a new contract to stay in charge of his world champions until 2022.

New York City boss and Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira was interviewed, but has been kept in the dark.

Low is the latest crossed off Arsenal’s list, opting to continue with Germany to the next World Cup
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The Gunners previously insisting they want to make an appointment before the start of the World Cup in mid-June.

However, former midfielder Arteta has long been in their sights and now could get unveiled quicker than had been anticipated.

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