Mikel Arteta, appointed new Arsenal technician - La Provincia

The Spanish Mikel Arteta he became this Friday the new coach of Arsenal English, as confirmed on Friday the whole of the Premier League, without official coach since the dismissal of Unai Emery.

Arteta played 149 games for the 'gunners' between 2011 and 2016 and subsequently joined the coaching staff of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

"It's a great honor. Arsenal is one of the most important clubs in the world, we have to compete again for win titles"the former soccer player said in a statement." We all know that there is a lot of work to be done to get it, but I trust that we will achieve it, "he added.

Anyway, the Basque is "realistic". "I know we are not going to change everything overnight, but we have a very talented team with many good players in youth categories"added Arteta, who faces his first opportunity as a team's main coach and will relieve interim Fredrick Ljunberg.

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