Mikel Arteta, on Tuesday, identified transfer targets for Arsenal and has discussed this with the board ahead of getting the manager’s job, the UK Independent reports.
The Spaniard is on the verge of returning to the Emirates as a coach.
Freddie Ljungberg has been in temporary charge of the Gunners since Unai Emery was sacked, but results have not improved under the Swede.
Arteta has now spoken to the board about the staff he wants to bring in, amid claims there will be a complete reshuffle at Arsenal.
Ljungberg’s job is at risk as a result and he could be on his way out, alongside other individuals from Emery’s coaching team.
Arteta is also said to have spoken about potential transfers to the club, although will have to wait until January before he can start signing new recruits.