Arteta agrees Arsenal deal to replace Wenger as next Gunners boss – Reports

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Arsenal are set to announce former captain Mikel Arteta as their new manager after he reached an agreement with the club to replace Arsene Wenger, according to the Metro.

The Gunners have been after a replacement for Wenger since the Frenchman called it quits following a 22-year reign at the club, and have now decided to go with the Spaniard.

Arteta who spent five years at Arsenal before retiring has spent the last two years working as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City and won the title this season.

Earlier this week Manchester City allowed him to talk to the Gunners and reports now have it that he has agreed a deal in principle to become the next manager at the Emirates.

At 36, he is seen as a young and vibrant coach who will bring fresh ideas to the team after a tough couple of seasons under Wenger in which the Frenchman was accused of being outdated.

Speaking of his former captain Arsene Wenger said he has all the qualities to succeed at Arsenal as a manager, “He has all the qualities to do the job and I have seen as well he is one of the favourites.

‘He was a leader, has a good passion for the game and he knows the club well, knows what is important at the club. He was captain of the club so why not?

This will be Arteta’s first job as a manager, hopefully he’ll start off on a good note and possibly build a good legacy at the club.


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