Arsenal title winner Alan Smith feels the club needs to appoint Mikel Arteta as new manager.
After the dismissal of Unai Emery, a number of targets have been identified with Manchester City assistant manager Arteta a possibility.
"I would like them to be bold and go for a younger, more progressive manager," Smith told Sky Sports News. "I'd like Mikel Arteta.
“I know a lot of Arsenal fans say, 'He's never been a manager. How could you do that? We need tried and trusted experience'.
“But I think he's going to be a top manager quite shortly. If Arsenal don't get him I think somebody else will.
“If he stays at Manchester City when Pep Guardiola steps down, he'll be a stick on to takeover.
“From what you hear of his work at Man City, he takes so much of the training, the players respect him a great deal.