According to the news, Mikel Arteta leaves Guardiola’s side to become the new Arsenal manager.
Recently, Mikel Arteta agreed for a move away from Manchester City to his erstwhile club, with meetings being held between the head of the Emirates stadium and the Spaniard at his home in Manchester.
City’s assistant coach will soon get appointed as a new manager and become Emery’s predecessor at Arsenal. He is believed to leave Manchester City in the days
Arteta topped the long list of potential candidates to take over from Emery. Nevertheless, it seems the search of a new manager for Arsenal is coming to an end, whilst Pep Guardiola’s search for a new assistant manager will begin soon.
Freddie Ljungberg was serving Arsenal as an interim manager. But, the Gunners had a talk with their former player to take the job permanently.
Earlier, It was reported that Arteta will earn £5 million-per-season, on a three-year deal. It is the same wage package as earned by the former manager Unai Emery.
Arteta joined Manchester City for their League Cup clash against Oxford, on Wednesday night. He is expected to be seen on the bench for the final time. The two English Premier League clubs are still negotiating over a deal for the Spaniard.
Pep Guardiola will hopefully make a significant change amidst his backroom staff, as his former assistant Domenec Torrent at Barcelona and Bayern Munich is also linked with a return to Etihad stadium.
City have shown the green signal to Arteta for the completion of a deal with Arsenal, hoping Arteta will be taking the charge of Gunners’ Premier League match against Everton this weekend.
Guardiola’s right-hand man has expressed his desire to leave Etihad. While he is hoping to start his management career at Arsenal. Following the reports, Arteta agreed to become the new Arsenal manager. Following the length talks yesterday.
In a press conference last week, Guardiola said,
“I’ve spoken about the situation a few weeks ago, there’s no more to add. I said two weeks ago, he’s got two weeks’ more experience, so he’s ready.”
Guardiola and Arteta have built up a strong relationship over the course of their time at City. So, looking for an assistant coach with the same work ethics and managing skills would be difficult for City and for Guardiola.