Arsenal to hold talks with Thierry Henry over manager's position

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, now working for Sky Sports, is pictured ahead of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Ar
Image: Arsenal will speak to Thierry Henry early next week about the vacant manager's role

Arsenal are intending to speak to club legend Thierry Henry about the vacant managerial position at the Emirates early next week, according to Sky sources.

The club are undertaking an extensive process to determine Arsene Wenger's replacement at the helm, following the Frenchman's departure after 22-years in charge.

Sky Sports News understands that the leading candidate for the position is former midfielder Mikel Arteta.

Arteta spent the 2017/18 season as second in command to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, in what was a title-winning campaign with a record points haul.

Mikel Arteta
Image: Mikel Arteta is currently the leading candidate and spoke to the club on Thursday

The Gunners held talks with Arteta on Thursday about the possibility of taking the position, though other candidates including Henry will be spoken to and assessed.

Arsenal executives were involved in discussions on Thursday regarding who should next take over at the club.

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It is understood Arsenal wish to have the new manager in place before the start of the Russia World Cup on June 14.

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