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The 37-year-old Spaniard, a former Gunners captain, has agreed on a three-and-a-half-year contract to succeed Unai Emery, who was sacked last month.


Arsenal announced this widely expected move on Friday and he is expected to take up his new managerial role on Sunday, the day after Arsenal face Everton. Arteta spent three and a half years as an assistant manager at Manchester City.

After agreeing to take his first step into management, Arteta told the Arsenal website: "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 told the club's official website.

"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."

After spending five years with the gunners between 2011 and 2016 as a player winning two FA Cups, the Spaniard is expected to return to the Arsenal but this time as their head coach succeeding the interim manager, Freddie Ljungberg.

Arsenal is currently on 10th place position in the premier league and as such we are yet to know if he will be the “messiah” that Arsenal has been looking for or just another coach that would be sacked sooner than expected.

Well, I wish him success in his new era as the new Arsenal head coach.


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