Arsenal picks former captain as coach

Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta is the new Arsenal head coach after Unai Emery was fired in november. Arsenal Football club has appointed Mikel Arteta

Arsenal picks former captain as coach

Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta is the new Arsenal head coach after Unai Emery was fired in november.

Arsenal Football club has appointed Mikel Arteta as the new head coach. It informs the club on Friday.

the 37-year-old Mikel Arteta has the last three years, served as assistant manager of Josep Guardiola at Manchester City and has now for the first time in his career cheftrænerstolen.

In his active career playing Arteta over 100 appearances for Arsenal and was a transition captain, before he set his career in 2016.

And the requirements to him are clear.

- Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world. We should be playing for the biggest trophies, and it has been made very clear to me, says Mikel Arteta to the club's website about his talk with Arsenal's management.

- We all know that there is a great deal of work ahead of us to achieve it, but I feel sure that we can do it.

- I'm realistic enough to know that it's not going to happen overnight, but the current squad contains a lot of talent, and there are many young players on the way from the academy, says Mikel Arteta.

He takes over the job as permanent Arsenal head coach after Unai Emery was fired 29. november.

the Reason for the dismissal was unsatisfactory performance and performance, announced the London club.

the Day before had Arsenal lost in the Europa League to Eintracht Frankfurt. Before that, the six latest matches also ended without any victories.

the under 23 coach in the Arsenal Fredrik Ljungberg was ago temporarily at the head of the team without the big success. Under the swede, it was just a win in five matches.

A 0-3 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday leaves Arsenal at the tenth place in the Premier League with 22 points for 17 matches.

the Team has seven points up to Chelsea in fourth place and just so many points down to Southampton under the relegation line.

It should now be changed.

- We met with several topklassekandidater, and Mikel appeared to all of us as the perfect for us. Mikel understand Arsenal Football Club and what the club means to our fans around the world, says the club's fodboldchef, Raul Sanllehi.

- We look forward to he comes in to work and get the best out of our squad in the efforts to get the season back on the right track, sounds it.

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Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 15:00

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