Mikel Arteta was very close to becoming the new Arsenal manager after Arsene Wenger’s exit before Gunners chiefs opted instead for the more experienced Unai Emery.
And if the latest bookies odds are anything to go by, the Manchester City assistant coach, who insiders rave about and believe to be a top candidate to succeed Pep, another Premier League club could be making a play for the Spaniard.
In the past few hours, Arteta’s odds at bookmakers such as Betfair and Paddy Power have shortened dramatically from 25/1 to 9/4, indicating a lot of money has been placed on Arteta to join City’s weekend opponents.
Borussia Dortmund U23 coach Jan Siewert remains the odds-on favourite, with multiple reports from Germany stating he is heading to the Premier League side, who parted company with David Wagner during the week.
However, the shift in Arteta’s odds is closing the gap with Siewert going from 1/10 to 1/2 in the past hour, perhaps indicating that Huddersfield have made an approach for Arteta.
City will not want to lose the 36-year-old who has a huge influence on the training pitch and is credited with improving the performances of several young City stars.