Will Mikel Arteta manage Arsenal vs Everton?

Will Mikel Arteta manage Arsenal vs Everton?

Will Mikel Arteta manage Arsenal vs Everton?

Mikel Arteta has been revealed as the new manager of Arsenal after leaving his role as assistant manager at Manchester City.

The 37-year-old has enjoyed a successful spell at Manchester City as assistant to head coach Pep Guardiola, helping the club to consecutive league titles over the last two seasons.

"This is a huge honour", Arteta said.

Mikel Arteta could potentially have a golden opportunity to prove his tactical nous early doors at Arsenal. "I'm realistic enough to know it won't happen overnight but the current squad has plenty of talent and there is a great pipeline of young players coming through from the academy".

Interim coach Freddie Ljungberg is expected to be in charge of Arsenal's Premier League game against Everton on Saturday, although it has been suggested Arteta could attend the match at Goodison Park, where he played for six-and-a-half years before his move to the Gunners. The day I made a decision to leave this football club I said to the people that I am going outside, I am going to learn, get prepared and hopefully one day I can come back here when I feel I am ready. I have to get all the staff and everyone with the same mindset.

"It's a new start and it's a start that I want the players to embrace as well, because the players need to have a hard look at themselves".

"We have to build the right culture".

"Mikel has been an excellent coach for Manchester City", he said.

"The Blues have picked up four points in two games under caretaker Duncan Ferguson and, although they are struggling with injuries, I expect them to win back-to-back home league games". We have to plug these things together.

But I felt the club needed someone to appoint. After that we can talk about other things.

Ljungberg was placed in temporary charge but has won just once in five matches.

The former Sevilla boss was sacked last month following an unimpressive start to the season, and Freddie Ljungberg was put in temporary charge.

"The Gunners can not play as badly at Goodison in Saturday's early kick-off although I think Everton will edge a game between two clubs who, at the time of writing, are both looking for a new permanent manager".

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