Arsenal hopes of getting their former player back at the Emirate dug out has been dashed as Everton consider the Spainard as a possible candidate for their vacant manager position.
Mikel Arteta who has been an assistant coach under Pep eat Manchester City is said to be set to take his first managerial job if the right project comes.
According to the ECHO, Mikel Arteta is being considered as a preferred option ahead of the likes of Carlo Ancelotti who was dismissed at Napoli some days ago.
The 37 years old who also enjoyed a glittering career at the club spending six-and-a-half-years is said to be majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri preferred candidate just weeks after Marcos Silva was sacked.
Mikel Arteta had earlier been rumoured to be moving to Arsenal after the club sacked Unai Emery who couldn’t restore the team back to winning ways.
Former Arsenal manager, Unai Emery held informal meetings with the club recentl y but Everton’s interest appears to have gone no further while David Moyes has also met with club chiefs.