Its no longer news that former Arsenal player Mikel Arteta is in line to become the next manager at the Emirates Stadium as he has been selected by club bosses as the man to replace compatriot Unai Emery as the permanent manager at Arsenal.
According to the London Evening Standard, Mikel Arteta is expected to be confirmed as the new Arsenal manager in the next 24 hours and that he has been offered a three-and-a-half year contract until the summer of 2024.
Mikel Arteta was on the Manchester City bench as the assistant manager to Pep Guardiola for the last time during the Carabao Cup quarterfinal clash with League One side Oxford United.
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He will take his first managerial job at Arsenal having been the assistant manager at Premier League champions Manchester City for the better part of the last three years.
Arsenal legend Freddie Ljunberg has been the interim manager for five games since the sacking of Unai Emery in November but it remains to be seen whether the former club winger will stay on as part of the new coaching crew under Arteta.
Mikel Arteta spent five years as an Arsenal player until 2016 when he retired from football and was subsequently snapped up by Manchester City.