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Mikel Arteta Has 'Agreed In Principle' To Become The New Manager At Arsenal

Mikel Arteta Has 'Agreed In Principle' To Become The New Manager At Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has reportedly agreed to replace Arsene Wenger, and become the new Arsenal manager.

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Goal's Arsenal correspondent Chris Wheatley is claiming a deal for Arteta to take charge of Arsenal is nearing a completion.

Arteta, 36, enjoyed a stint at the Emirates from 2004 to 2012 following a switch from Everton.

And Wenger has talked up the Spanish midfielder: "He was a leader, has good passion for the game, knows the club and knows what is important at the club," he told beIn Sports.

"Overall he has the qualities but I don't want to influence that publicly.

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"I believe it is important they make their choice in an objective way and after made that decision I will support him."

Further reports in Spain suggest Arteta could lure Xabi Alonso back to England, and hire him as his assistant at Arsenal should he be appointed on a full-time basis.

Alonso is seeking for a opportunity in football management, while first earning his UEFA A and B licences as a No.2.

Alonso and Arteta go way back.

Childhood friends who both grew up together in San Sebastian before joining amateur Spanish outfit Antiguoko, who serve as a feeder club for Real Sociedad.

An official announcement is expected in the next few days.

Topics: Football News, Football, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal, Mikel Arteta

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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