Connect with us

Arsenal

Arsenal announce former player Mikel Arteta as their new head coach

Published

on

Mikel Arteta returns to his former club Arsenal as their new head coach and has quit his role as Pep Guardiola’s number two at Manchester City to become a manager.

The Spaniard, who played for the club for five years, has been given a 3 and a half year deal as he becomes the permanent replacement for Unai Emery who was sacked at the end of November.

Former Arsenal player and Invincibles member Freddie Ljunbjerg took over on a temporary basis but with the arrival of Arteta, the Swede’s role at the club is unknown.

Arteta was one of the favourites to get the Gunners job back in 2018 after club legend Arsene Wenger stepped down and was extremely close to being appointed.

However, the owners and the club hierarchy decided to go for a safer and more experienced choice in former Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery.

Following Arsenal’s terrible start to the campaign where they failed to produce results or play good football, Emery was let go and Arteta instantly became a favourite for the job.

However, names such as Carlo Ancelotti, Massimiliano Allegri and Patrick Vieira were all touted as well and the bosses had to narrow a shortlist containing 14 managers down to one.

Arteta, who was also linked with the Everton job, has now got a lot of work to do as the Gunners sit in a lowly 10th position in the Premier League.

Champions League football looks unlikely to come via the league despite still only being seven points behind 4th placed Chelsea.

Arsenal have advanced to the Europa League knock out stages and this will be their best chance to qualify for the Champions League but they have been given a tough draw.

They will face Greek side Olympiacos who are in the Europa League having finished third in their Champions League group which contained Bayern Munich and Arsenal’s arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Everton player spoke on his and the club’s ambitions and the philosophy that he will bring to the club.

Arteta stated that the club has to start challenging for trophies but he knows that change at the club will not happen overnight.

He also stated his excitement of working with the talented crop of youngsters that have been coming through the academy.

The 37-year-old wants to play a fluid possession-based attacking style of play that Arsenal have been renowned for under Arsene Wenger.

I am a passionate football fan studying in Swansea University. I have written for a number of football based publications including 90min. You can contact me via my email here, or connect and view my linkdin profile

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

©zhukovsky/123RF.COM ©zhukovsky/123RF.COM
News3 days ago

Andy Murray vs John Isner Live Streaming from Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Britain’s favourite tennis player Andy Murray is back in action today at Wimbledon as he takes on the big serving...

©zhukovsky/123RF.COM ©zhukovsky/123RF.COM
Betbuilder5 days ago

What TV channel is the Andy Murray v James Duckworth match on?

Sir Andy Murray has been one of the most successful players on the ATP World tour; he has won a...

©zhukovsky/123RF.COM ©zhukovsky/123RF.COM
News6 days ago

Wimbledon 2022 : Watch Novak Djokovic vs Soonwoo Kwon live stream

Novak Djokovic takes on Soonwoo Kwon in the mens first round game at Wimbledon. Here’s how you can watch the...

©zhukovsky/123RF.COM ©zhukovsky/123RF.COM
News6 days ago

How to watch Emma Raducanu live streaming at Wimbledon

Alison Van Uytvanck takes on Emma Raducanu in the first round at Wimbledon today with the match live streaming from...

Gemma love island odds Gemma love island odds
TV Specials3 weeks ago

Love Island Odds – Do you know this about Gemma?

With no major men’s football tournament taking place this summer, Love Island is sure to dominate plenty of households’ television...

boris johnson boris johnson
Politics3 weeks ago

Next Conservative Leader Odds (Price SLASHED on this candidate)

Boris Johnson continues to lead the Conservative Party but with two key by elections coming and a potential plot by...

italy italy
Football4 weeks ago

What TV Channel is the Italy v Hungary game on?

On Tuesday evening, Italy will take on Hungary in their second game of the 2022-23 Nations League. The match will...

Football4 weeks ago

Bernardo Silva to Barcelona – done deal?

As one of the top players in the Premier League, it’s no surprise that Bernardo Silva is being eyed by...

Football4 weeks ago

James Milner signs new deal with Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has signed up for a new deal at Anfield which will keep him on Merseyside until...

Gemma love island odds Gemma love island odds
TV Specials1 month ago

Michael Owen’s Daughter odds shorten on Love Island Success

It’s that time of year again where love is in the air…or at least on our screens. Love Island is...

djokovic live streaming news djokovic live streaming news
Tennis1 month ago

French Open Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic TV Channel and Live Broadcast

Rafael Nadal takes on Novak Djokovic in the Quarter Finals of the French Open as these two tennis heavyweights battle...

huddersfield v nottingham forest huddersfield v nottingham forest
Football1 month ago

How to watch Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town Playoff on TV

Its one of the biggest games of the footballing calendar as the Championship playoff Final between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield...

Football1 month ago

How to get 80/1 Bet Builder on Liverpool v Real Madrid

Liverpool take on Real Madrid in the Champions League playoff final and we have a scintillating bet builder tip for...

port vale v mansfield port vale v mansfield
Football1 month ago

How to watch Port Vale v Mansfield League Two playoff on TV

Wembley Stadium once again hosts a weekend of playoffs as League Two sides Port Vale and Mansfield Town take the...

french open quarter final nadal french open quarter final nadal
Tennis1 month ago

Rafael Nadal v Botic van de Zandschulp Live Streaming from French Open

Rafael Nadal, the five-time champion at the French Open, will take on Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands in...

We are committed in our support of responsible gambling. Recommended bets are advised to over-18s and we strongly encourage readers to wager only what they can afford to lose. If you are concerned about your gambling, please call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133, or visit begambleaware.org. Further support and information can be found at GamCare and gamblingtherapy.org.


Copyright © 2022 Whataretheodds.co.uk
About Us | Contact Us | Authors | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms and Conditions| Help & FAQ |

All odds are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change.