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Arsenal Names Mikel Arteta As Head Coach

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Arsenal Names Mikel Arteta As Head Coach

Arsenal have confirmed the appointment of former player Mikel Arteta as their new manager.

The Spaniard, who had been an assistant coach at Premier League champions Manchester City, succeeds Unai Emery.

Emery was sacked last month following a poor run of form, with Freddie Ljungberg placed in temporary charge of the North London side.

Ljungberg, another former Gunner, will remain in charge for the game against Everton on Saturday.

Arteta spent five years as a player at the Emirates, making more than 100 appearances between 2011 and 2016.

The Arsenal job is the 37-year-old’s first managerial role and he has signed a three-and-a-half year contract.

Head of football Raul Sanllehi said the club had interviewed other candidates before deciding Arteta was their man.

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