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Mikel Arteta: Arsenal confirm former captain as coach

Arsenal has confirmed former captain Mikel Arteta as the club manager taking from Spaniard Unai Emery.

While at Arsenal he managed to bag two FA Cup trophies before leaving for Manchester City where he assisted coach Pep Guardiola.

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Speaking following his appointment, Arteta admitted that the club needed to bounce back to its winning ways.

He however noted that success will not happen overnight despite the club’s struggling start since the reign of Unai Emery.

Arteta will however have to wait until Sunday when he will manage his first match meaning caretaker manager Ljungberg will lead the clash with Everton on Saturday.

Revealed was the discussion between the new manager and the club’s management confirming that things were made clear to him from the beginning.

He was confident of the squad saying it was full of talent and had alot of young talented players as well as a strong academy.

The Gunners has failed to win five matches while in charge of Ljungberg as they lie position 10 with 22 points, seven a drift of fourth placed Chelsea.

In 2018, Mikel Arteta was the likely replacement of boss Arsene Wenger only for the board to settle for Emery instead.

Alex Kiprop
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