DOHA – Spaniard Mikel Arteta, in talks to be the next Arsenal coach, has "no experience" as a manager and will need help, former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday.
Former Arsenal captain Arteta, assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, is the leading candidate to succeed Unai Emery at the London club after their chief executive Vinai Venkatesham was pictured outside the 37-year-old's house early on Monday.
Another of Wenger's former players, Swede Freddie Ljungberg, is currently interim head coach, but looks set to be overlooked for the top job.
"I am an Arsenal supporter and at the moment I support the manager in charge and the manager in charge is Ljungberg. When Arteta will be in charge I will support Arteta," said Wenger.
But the Frenchman, who won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during nearly 22 years in charge of the club, said he saw many positives in both men.