Arsenal legend Robert Pires claims that his former teammate Patrick Vieira is the right man to take over at the Emirates.
The Gunners are hunting for a new manager this summer, with Arsene Wenger set to depart after 22 seasons.
He told Sky Sports: "We have a lot of candidates to replace Arsene Wenger and we can see the same names.
"But if they want to start with a new project, it's Vieira or Arteta. Comparing them, Patrick has a small advantage because he is doing very well with New York this season.
"Mikel is not a number one, although I think he has learned a lot under Pep Guardiola as he is one of the best managers.