“This is a huge honor” MIKEL ARTETA EXPRESSES, “ARSENAL is one of the biggest club in the world”. If ARTETA is happy, are ARSENAL fans happy? After ARSENE WENGER the English club could not find a suitable replacement.
MIKEL ARTETA played for ARSENAL FROM 2011-2016 where he appeared for 110 games and scored 14 goals, after which he was appointed MANCHESTER CITY assistant coach under PEP GUARDIOLA. Now he is ARSENAL manager until 2023.
According to the new manager, his directives from the club owners is to compete for major trophies which ARSENAL are capable of doing. he is also optimistic about the situation of the club and believes strongly in the talented players and youth system.
Even though, MANCHESTER CITY and PEP GUARDIOLA were pressing to keep ARTETA at the ETIHAD STADIUM, ARSENAL came up with an offer he could not turn down.
“We met several top-class candidates and MIKEL stood out to every single one of us as the perfect person for us,” ARSENAL head of football said.
“MIKEL understands ARSENAL football club and what it means to our fans around the world. We look forward to him getting down to work and bringing the best out of our squad as we work to get our season back on track.
I must also pay tribute to FREDDIE LJUNGBERG for his work and leadership. Together with PER MERTASACKER, he has done a vital job for us in difficult circumstances. FREDDIE and PER are important parts of the ARSENAL family and care deeply for this club.”