Arsenal had confirmed the appointment of Mikel Artete has new coach (Read More Details)

Arteta has been offered the job of reviving the fortunes of Arsenal after he was  appointed head coach of the English Premier League side on Friday.

The 37-year-old Spaniard, who played more than 100 games for the Gunners between 2011-16, signed a three-and-a-half year contract and ends a three-year stay as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City.

Arteta, who will be officially presented to the press later on Friday at 1700 GMT, replaces compatriot Unai Emery, who was sacked last month.

The former midfielder, who will sit in the stands for Saturday’s match against another of his former clubs Everton, faces a massive challenge, with Arsenal having won just once in 12 matches — beating West Ham under interim manager Freddie Ljungberg.

Artete disclosed in a statement that it is a huge honour for him because Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world.

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