Mikel Arteta is emerging as the leading candidate to permanently succeed Unai Emery as Arsenal head coach, but the Spaniard may have to pass an Apprentice style interview process if he wants to take charge of the club.

The Gunners are currently working through their list of potential successors to Emery, including interim coach Freddie Ljungberg, before holding interviews over the post.

Other than working through the names in the frame, Arsenal must also decide whether or not they will try to immediately appoint a permanent head coach or try to wait until the summer.