Mikel Arteta appointed new Arsenal Manager

Former Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta who played for the club for five seasons (2011-16) has been appointed new head coach at the Emirates.

The former Spain International before his appointment was the assistant coach at Manchester City under Pep Gurdiola.

According to the club official website, the former midfielder penned a three and half years contact with the club.

Arteta’s coaching staff will be announced before his first managerial task against Everton tomorrow.

The Spaniared replaces Unia Emry who has sacked by the end of November for a poor start to the season.

Arteta after signing the contract revealed he is looking forward winning trophies with the Gunners.

“This is a huge honour. Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world. We need to be competing for the top trophies in the game and that’s been made very clear to me in my discussions with Stan and Josh Kroenke, and the senior people from the club,”

Arteta said.

He added “We all know there is a lot of work to be done to achieve that but I am confident we’ll do it.

“I’m realistic enough to know it won’t happen overnight but the current squad has plenty of talent and there is a great pipeline of young players coming through from the academy.”

Arteta stated.

Mikel Arteta during his time with at the Emirates made 150 appearances scoring 16goals and providing eight assists.

He also bagged two FA Cups and with a passing accuracy of 91 per cent.

Source: tamaleonline.net

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