Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi reportedly dined with Jose Mourinho this week as the club consider pulling the trigger with a managerial change.
According to The Times, Mourinho and Sanllehi had dinner together, with the Portuguese boss said to have impressed with his plans for their squad.
Mourinho has been holding out for a return to the Premier League as he eyes his first job since being sacked by Manchester United last December.
During his work as a pundit with Sky Sports, he has spoken of his admiration for Arsenal’s club record signing Nicolas Pepe, something working in his favour with the Gunners hierarchy.
The fact he got the best out of Mesut Ozil at Real Madrid has also gone down well with Sanllehi as he looks for a new manager capable of getting them back into the Champions League.