Gunners could be pipped to top managerial target.
Manchester City may move ahead of Arsenal in the race to hire Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola as their next manager, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Spanish tactician is widely regarded as one of the best managers in the world after his work at previous club Barcelona, and City insiders feel the club could be in with a chance of getting him next summer.
With Manuel Pellegrini performing poorly with City so far this season, the Premier League champions are desperate to snap up Guardiola as soon as possible, and may now be favourites to do so.
This will come as a major blow for Arsenal as they prepare for life without Arsene Wenger, who is likely to retire in the next couple of years.