Arsenal has appointed former captain Mikel Arteta as head coach. He becomes Arsenal’s 20th full-time boss in their 133-year history.
Arteta has been appointed as the head coach on a three and a half year deal.
He spent five years at Arsenal winning two FA Cups. Arteta succeeds fellow Spaniard Unai Emery, who was fired in November due to a string of poor performances.
Arteta 37, played his last game for Arsenal in 2016 and has been working as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City since.
“We need to be competing for the top trophies in the game,” Arteta said.
“That’s been made very clear to me in my discussions with [owners] Stan and Josh Kroenke and the senior people from the club.” He continued
He will officially take over from interim manager Freddie Ljungberg on Sunday. Meaning Freddie will remain in charge for the clash at Everton on Saturday.
Mikel’s coaching team shall be announced soon.