Arsene Wenger says Mikel Arteta has “the entire qualities” wanted to be successful him as Arsenal supervisor.
Extinct captain Arteta is among the many candidates to interchange Wenger, who left on the end of the season after 22 years in cost.
Spaniard Arteta, 36, conducted 150 video games for Arsenal and is currently a coach at champions Manchester City.
“He used to be a scuttle-setter, has exact ardour for the game, is conscious of the membership and is conscious of what’s main on the membership,” Wenger talked about.
Arteta, who has beneath no cases managed a bunch, took up a position at City beneath supervisor Pep Guardiola in 2016.
Wenger, sixty eight, told Bein Sports actions: “Total he has the qualities nonetheless I assemble now not are trying to persuade that publicly.”
“I mediate it is main they create their different in an goal potential and after made that call I will reinforce him.”
Arsenal own additionally contacted one other worn captain, Patrick Vieira, as fragment of the process to interchange Wenger.
They continue to be confident of naming a successor before the World Cup begins on 14 June.
Wenger talked about he has now not decided whether his subsequent job can be as a supervisor or at boardroom stage, having beforehand talked about he’ll continue to work in soccer following his Arsenal departure.
He additionally talked about it would be “complicated” to manage one other group in England thanks to his time at Arsenal.
“The Premier League is the most exquisite net page to be, nonetheless managing in diverse cultures and environments is one thing that is terribly interesting,” he talked about.