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Friday, 18 May 2018

BREAKING: Arteta agrees to become new Arsenal manager





The former Gunners midfielder's return to the club is set to be announced in the coming days and he's overseen a major cull of their backroom staff.

Mikel Arteta has agreed in principle to replace Arsene Wenger and become the new manager at Arsenal.

Goal understands that while no contract has yet been signed, the announcement of Arteta's return to the Emirates Stadium will be made in the coming days.

Arteta's arrival comes in the aftermath of a cull of backroom staff, with the 36-year-old having played a major role in the recent sackings.

BREAKING: Arteta agrees to become new Arsenal manager

Arteta has already had a direct influence in a cull of backroom staff with long serving head of medical services Colin Lewin told that he would lose his job after 23 years at the club.

It’s understood that Arteta made the recommendation for Lewin to leave as he blames him for rushing him back after an injury when he was Arsenal captain.

A number of players and staff were said to be shocked and upset by the decision to let Lewin go, with Neil Banfield, goalkeeping coach Gerry Peyton, fitness coach Tony Colbert and kit man Paul Johnson also leaving the club after years of service.

Arteta is expected to bring his own backroom staff on board, with reports linking Santi Cazorla as a potential addition, while the futures of Steve Bould and Jens Lehmann remain uncertain despite both receiving offers to stay at Emirates Stadium.




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