The Spanish midfielder has consented to wind up his carrer and be one of Pep Guardiola’s coaching crew at the Etihad Stadium after he closes his playing contract with Arsenal this summer. It is believed that a announcement of his arrival and agreement with the club is inevitable.
The Midfielder, a former Everton and Arsenal captain’s playing career will come to an end as he join the coaching crew of Pep at the Etihad. The player was not featured so many times last season in the Gunners set up due to consistent injuries, which eventually made him fall out of favour in the sight of Arsene Wenger and was ‘offloaded’ this summer by the Arsenal manager. His contract with the club expired at the end of last season and Wenger opted not to renew his contract at the club and announced his departure this summer.
Leaving captain Arteta, 34, was offered the opportunity to join Arsenal’s academy in a coaching role but he decided to link up with his previous Barcelona buddy Guardiola in Manchester City.