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Mikel Arteta Former Arsenal player to join Manchester City

After five years at Arsenal, Arteta left at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract.

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  play Mikel Arteta joining his friend Pep Guardiola at Manchester City as a coach (Andy Hooper)

Former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has agreed to join Manchester City for a place in Pep Guardiola’s backroom team.

After five years at Arsenal, Arteta left at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract.

The 34-year-old has chose to hang up his boot and kick off his coaching career. The former Everton midfielder has been working on his coaching badge.

Mikel Arteta leads Wales Under-16 team play Mikel Arteta has decided to hang his boot for his coaching career (David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

 

Although he was offered a coaching role in Arsenal’s academy, the Spaniard has chose to join his friend Guardiola in City.

Pep Guardiola play Pep Guardiola is coming to take over as Manchester City coach (Omnisports)

 

Arteta and Guardiola have been friends from their growing up days in Barcelona academy.

Mikel Arteta leads Wales Under-16 team play Mikel Arteta has been working on his coaching badge (David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

 

New City coach made a move for Arteta and according to Daily Mail, the former Arsenal player has been convinced to the coaching crew of his friend.

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