Mikel Arteta reportedly agrees deal to become next Arsenal manager

Mikel Arteta reportedly agrees deal to become next Arsenal manager

Mikel Arteta is now on the verge of becoming the next Arsenal manager after he reportedly agreed personal terms with the Gunners' chiefs.

Arsenal chiefs have been looking for a permanent manager since they sacked Spaniard Unai Emery with interim manager Freddie Ljungberg finding it difficult at the Emirates stadium.

According to the report on UK Mirror, Arsenal board have completed negotiations with Arteta and he is expected to sign a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Gunners.

Josh Kroenke who is the son of Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is said to have finalized talks with Mikel Arteta on becoming the next coach and has returned back to the US.

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Arteta will be allowed to bring in his choice of assistant and it is believed he is keen on another of Guardiola’s backroom staff who is Rodolfo Borrell.

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Also, Mikel Arteta was said to have been promised by Manchester City chiefs on him replacing Pep Guardiola anytime he leaves, but the Spaniard feels the best time for him to leave Etihad is now.

Meanwhile, Manchester City are currently occupying third position on the Premier League standings, while Arsenal are occupying 10th position on the table with 22 points.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was tipped to take over the hot seat of Arsenal managerial position by Martin Keown and Harry Redknapp.

Pochettino's five-year bond with Tottenham was truncated on Tuesday, November 19, in an astonishing development that ushered in a new era spearheaded by Jose Mourinho.

The Argentine manager has since been linked with European top flights including Man United and Barcelona, but Redknapp and Keown hope the 47-year-old could be a potential replacement for Emery.

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Source: Legit.ng News

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