Mikel Arteta holding an Arsenal shirt after being appointed head coach

Mikel Arteta is Toolbox’s 20 th full-time manager in their 133- year history

Toolbox have actually selected their previous captain Mikel Arteta as head coach on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The 37- year-old won the FA Cup twice in a five-year profession with the Gunners and is successful fellow Spaniard Unai Emery, who was sacked in November.

Arteta had actually been working as a coach under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, signing up with the club in 2016 after retiring as a gamer.

” We require to be contending for the leading trophies in the video game,” Arteta said.

” That’s been made very clear to me in my conversations with [owners] Stan and Josh Kroenke and the senior individuals from the club.”

He will take over as Gunners boss on Sunday, leaving Freddie Ljungberg in interim charge for the journey to Everton – another of Arteta’s previous clubs – on Saturday (12: 30 GMT kick-off).

Toolbox are 10 th in the Premier League with 22 points, 7 points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea and a possible Champions League qualifying location.

” All of us know there is a lot of work to be done to achieve that however I am positive we’ll do it,” added Arteta.

” I’m realistic enough to understand it won’t occur overnight, but the current squad has a lot of skill and there is a fantastic pipeline of young gamers coming through from the academy.”

Toolbox’s head of football Raul Sanllehi said the Premier League club met “a number of top-class prospects” before picking Arteta as Emery’s replacement.

” Mikel stood out to every single among us as the perfect individual for us,” he said.

Arteta’s training group has not yet been revealed.

Ljungberg has actually won as soon as in five matches because being selected on a caretaker basis on 29 November, and the Swede called for some clearness on the situation after Sunday’s 3-0 house defeat by champs Manchester City.

The Gunners have actually now gone 6 games without a win at Emirates Arena, their longest run without a home success since1995 Toolbox are 7 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, after 5 success in 17 matches this season.

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Former midfielder Arteta, who made 150 looks for the Gunners in between 2011 and 2016 and captained the side, was related to replacing Arsene Wenger at the Emirates in 2018 before the club designated Emery.

Prior to joining Toolbox, Arteta spent 6 years at Everton, making 209 appearances. The Toffees lack a permanent manager considering that Marco Silva was dismissed on 6 December and also revealed interest in the Spaniard.

Previously in his profession, Arteta spent 2 years at Scottish Premiership side Rangers prior to joining Real Sociedad in 2004.

Mesut Ozil is among only a couple of players left at Toolbox who was a team-mate of Arteta at Emirates Arena