Arsenal confirm new manager

English Premier League

Struggling Arsenal have appointed former Gunners midfielder Mikel Arteta as their new manager after Unai Emery's departure last month.

Interim coach Freddie Ljungberg was unable to stake a claim the role like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did at Manchester United when Jose Mourinho was sacked.

As a result the North London outfit have appointed Arteta on a three-and-a-half year deal after prizing him away from Manchester City.

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“This is a huge honour. Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world. We need to be competing for the top trophies in the game and that’s been made very clear to me in my discussions with Stan and Josh Kroenke, and the senior people from the club," he told the club's official website.

“We all know there is a lot of work to be done to achieve that but I am confident we’ll do it.

"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.”