Arsenal close to appointing 36-year-old as new manager – report

Arsenal are closing in on appointing Mikel Arteta as their new manager, according to reports

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Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta Photo: Mikel Arteta / Instagram

Arsenal are close to appointing Mikel Arteta as their new manager, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the north London side seem to be leaning towards bringing the 36-year-old former midfielder to The Emirates as Arsene Wenger’s successor.

According to the same story, Manchester City are now increasingly expecting Arteta to leave his coaching role at The Etihad and take the reigns at Arsenal.

The report also comes after Wenger gave his backing to Arteta in a recent interview following his final game in charge of the north London club.

Arsenal have been searching for a new manager since Wenger confirmed that he will be stepping down at the end of the season.

The Frenchman opted to call time on his 22-year reign at the north London club after the Gunners ended up sixth in the Premier League table and without a trophy.

Whoever takes charge at The Emirates this summer, Arsenal fans will be hoping for their club to make a number of signings this summer as they bid to build a squad capable of winning the title next term.

The Gunners have not lifted the top flight trophy since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign at Highbury.

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