- Arteta will not take charge of Arsenal’s Saturday game against Everton
- The 37-year old played for the Gunners between 2011 and 2016
- The Spaniard leaves his role as Manchester City and Pep Guardiola’s assistant manager
Former Arsenal midfielder Mike Arteta is the new Gunners boss after days of speculation.
The announcement was made public through Arsenal’s official social media handles on Friday, December 20.
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Arteta played 149 times for Arsenal between 2011 and 2016, and was integral in the Gunners’ recent successes in the FA cup.
The 37-year old takes over from caretaker coach and another former Gunner Freddie Ljungberg, whose time at the Emirates dugout has not been the most glittery.
Prior to his appointment, Arteta worked under Guardiola at Manchester City as a coach and the pair have been integral in the club’s success.
Arsenal face Everton on Saturday, November 21 but the match will be overlooked by interim manager, with the Spaniard set to fully take charge from Sunday.
Arsenal's head of football Raul Sanllehi recently revealed there were several top candidates for the job, but the club settled on Arteta for various reasons.
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"Mikel stood out to every single one of us as the perfect person for us," he said.
Arteta has some work to do once he takes over as the Gunners are not only out of form on the pitch, but also face the prospect of losing several of their key players.
Interim manager Ljungberg had a hard time settling the players down after taking over from Unai Emery and has won only once in five games in charge.
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