Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is poised to reveal his future before the Euro 2016 – with a coaching role at Manchester City expected to be his next destination.
The former Everton star used his programme column to discuss his options and said: “My next step is to decide what I want to do next.
“I have a few options open and I have a very clear idea of what I want to do, but I won’t get into that now.
“What I will say is that I’m excited about the future. I’ve been preparing myself for that. What’s clear is that I love the game and I cannot live without football and my family.”
Fellow midfielders Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini are also out of contract and leaving the club this summer with manager, Arsene Wenger now in urgent need of increasing and improving his squad before next season.