Mikel Arteta is set to be appointed at the new Arsenal coach imminently, according to a report from the BBC. Arsenal's top brass met with Arteta in Manchester this week and an agreement for him to replace Unai Emery is now in place.
The Sun released images of Venkateshman and Fahmy leaving Arteta's Manchester house in the early hours on Monday morning after a two-hour-long meeting. Manchester City, where Arteta forms part of Pep Guardiola's coaching staff, are said to be furious about being kept in the dark.
Arteta was in the running to take over at the Emirates when Arsene Wenger stepped down, although the Gunners went for Emery in the end.
Emery lasted 18 months in the job but was sacked earlier this season after going seven games without a win. That led Arsenal back to Arteta, who played for the club in his playing days.
However, despite an announcement thought to be incoming, City insist they have still not received an official approach from their Premier League rivals, who they beat 3-0 at the weekend. Guardiola, though, would not stand in Arteta's way. "If it happens, it happens," he has said.
Freddie Ljungberg has been in charge of Arsenal since Emery left but results have not convinced and the club have decided to look elsewhere rather than keep the Swede in charge on a short-term deal.