- Mikel Arteta has been tipped as a replacement for Unai Emery at Arsenal
- The Gunners have also been linked with a move to land former Napoli boss Ancelotti
- Arsenal starts want the Italian boss over their legend as their next manager
Arsenal stars have reportedly kicked against the club naming former player Mikel Arteta as their next manager.
The Gunners are yet to find a replacement for their former boss Unai Emery after sacking the Spaniard in November.
After about one and a half seasons at the Emirates Stadium, the former PSG manager was relieved of his duty over a poor run of results.
The north Londoners are now looking for a new manager and the players want the club to sign the three-time Champions League-winning coach Ancelotti.
According to SunSport, Arteta has been offered a sum of £5 million to succeed his countryman at the Emirates Stadium.
The publication further revealed that City might be demanding seven figures before allowing their assistant leave any time soon.
Meanwhile, Everton might win the race to land the former Juventus, AC Milan and Real Madrid boss as the Toffees are looking for a replacement for Marco Silva.
The 60-year-old match is in talks with the owner of the Merseyside owner Farhad Moshiri in a bid to seal the deal.
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Another online news outlet the Mirror report claim Arsenal dressing room has reservations over Arteta's level of experience.
Meanwhile, some senior players prefer the Italian boss in charge of the club ahead of their former player.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Mikel Arteta has emerged Arsenal's top choice candidate to take over as club boss permanently.
The Gunners are currently in search of a new manager following the axing of Unai Emery at the end of November.
Emery's departure saw Freddie Ljungberg take over on an interim basis, but the Swede has failed to steady the club's malaise.
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