DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Mikel Arteta will have to deal with his managerial inexperience by surrounding himself with personalities supporting Arsenal, Arsene Wenger told his former captain on Wednesday.
Arsenal are in talks with Arteta to become the Premier League's second coach since Wenger left Arsenal after 22 years in May 2018. Arsenal, who dropped to 10th place, fired Unai Emery almost three weeks ago .
Arteta, who played for Arsenal in 2011-16, has been Pep Guardiola's assistant in City since leaving the club in North London. Returning to Arsenal in the highest position would be a great step forward for the 37-year-old Spaniard.
"Mikel Arteta certainly has a great future, he learned a lot from his first experience, in his first position as assistant coach," said Wenger. "He will have to face the fact that he has no experience at this level, and he will have to surround himself well and have a good environment at the club. "
Wenger is now head of world football development at FIFA.
"Arsenal are going through a very difficult time," said Wenger at the Club World Cup. "I suffer like all the other supporters."
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