The next era of Arsenal football club
Mikel Arteta has reportedly left his position as Manchester City assistant and will join Arsenal as their new manager, replacing Freddie Ljungberg.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) December 18, 2019
The Spaniard was at Arsenal between 2011 and 2016, enjoying much success under Arsene Wenger.
Since retiring, Arteta has been studying under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and seemingly learning his trade.
Arteta was passed up for the Arsenal job when Arsene Wenger left the club, with Unai Emery coming in.
However, the former Sevilla boss was sacked after a disappointing start to this season.
Now, Arteta looks to have got the job this time around if recent reports are to be believed.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Mikel Arteta has now left his position as assistant manager at Manchester City.
That will come as quite a surprise, with Pep Guardiola claiming this week that Arteta will be at the clash with Oxford in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
According to Di Marzio’s report, Manchester City have given the ‘green light to the deal’.
As a result, he claims Arteta will join Arsenal.
While there’s no time scale mentioned in the report, previous articles have suggested Arteta will be in place for this weekend.
Whatever the case, it now looks a question of when, rather than if, Arteta will be appointed as Arsenal’s next manager.
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