Arsenal are set to name Unai Emery, the former Paris Saint Germain manager as their replacement for Arsene Wenger.
Emery, 46, was PSG's coach during the recently concluded 2017 / 2018 season but announced that he would leave the club at the end of the season.
There were some discontent within the club following their defeat by Barcelona in the Champions League. This was despite him winning the Ligue 1 title and four domestic cups in two years.
According to the BBC, Emery has beaten off competition from the supposed favourite, Mikel Arteta, a former Arsenal player and current Manchester City manager after a thorough recruitment process.
Emery guided Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League triumphs between 2014 and 2016. An announcement and news conference are expected later this week.