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Mikel Arteta 'facing Apprentice-style interview for Arsenal job'

Arteta 'facing Apprentice-style interview for Arsenal job'
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Arsenal view Mikel Arteta as the leading candidate to become their next boss, but the club will hold a series of interviews over the position, according to a report.

Mikel Arteta has reportedly emerged as the leading candidate to become Arsenal's new manager on a long-term basis, although the Spaniard might have to pass a strict interview process before being offered the job.

Freddie Ljungberg is currently in charge of first-team affairs at the Emirates Stadium following the dismissal of Unai Emery, and the Swede will lead the side into Monday's clash with West Ham United.

Arteta is believed to be desperate to be considered as Emery's long-term successor, despite suggestions that the Spaniard was content with his role as assistant manager at Manchester City.

However, according to The Telegraph, the former midfielder might have to pass an 'Apprentice-style interview process', meaning that a number of candidates will be interviewed before a decision is made.

The Gunners have only won four of their 15 league matches this season and are currently on a run of nine games without a victory in all competitions.

Arteta ended his playing career at Arsenal, turning out for the London club between 2011 and 2016.

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