Arteta, Arsenal captain bows out, joins Man City coaching crew

Mikel Arteta: no more a Gunner

Mikel Arteta: no more a Gunner

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal captain has announced his retirement from football and in a surprise twist, he said he would be joining Pep Guardiola’s coaching team in Manchester City.

The 34 year-old Arteta had for long been linked to a coaching stint at Arsenal itself.

His retirement was announced via a lengthy statement on his Twitter page, in which he reflected on his time as a player, as well as underlining his excitement at the prospect of working alongside Guardiola, who will be formally unveiled as the new City boss on Sunday.

Hi all, here a statement from me on the next chapter in my football career…

— Mikel Arteta (@m8arteta) July 3, 2016

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Source:: PM Newspaper