Wenger won't take another Premier League job

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Now in charge of New York City, Vieira is said to be mystified over whether he has ever been under serious consideration.

Speaking to Arsenal's website, Wenger confirmed he will likely manager overseas next.

Arsenal Football Club find themselves in a position they've not been in since 1996 - looking for a new manager, following the resignation of longtime steward Arsene Wenger at the end of another disappointing campaign in the 2017-2018 season.

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REUTERSMikel Arteta looks set to be confirmed as the new Arsenal manager

It now appears as if the latter will be taking on his first ever managerial job in North London with players of the club being told that the Manchester City coach is likely to be announced as manager in the coming weeks.

Former Arsenal midfielder Arteta, who is now a coach at Manchester City, is the overwhelming favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger in the next few weeks, after the club finished the interview process.

"So that's why I say - yes, Patrick Vieira is ready to manage Arsenal".

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The Spaniard and his representatives, on Tuesday, held advanced negotiations with Arsenal's hierarchy and are at a stage where backroom staff and financial packages are being discussed.

Colin Lewin, head of the club's medical department, has been at the club a year longer than Wenger, but will also be departing - as well as coaches Neil Banfield, Gerry Peyton and Tony Colbert, with Paul Johnson leaving his post as equipment manager.

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.

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Looking back on his Arsenal career, the 68-year-old has revealed his two biggest regrets. People might feel that I've betrayed what I've built here.

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