Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta retires from playing, confirms he will take Man City coaching role


Mikel Arteta

“I am now looking forward to the challenge ahead at Manchester City. The opportunity to join Pep Guardiola and his team was an amazing opportunity for me and I am incredibly excited for the future.”

Arteta follows Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri in making the switch from the Emirates to the Etihad.

Patrick Vieira, another former Gunners captain, also began his coaching career at City. The Frenchman is now boss of New York City FC, who are owned by Manchester City.

Arteta says he has long considered a coaching role and aims to be part of a successful group at City.

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