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Mikel Arteta to join Pep as Man City asst. boss

CONFIRMED: Mikel Arteta quits Arsenal to join Man City as assistant coach

July 3, 2016 By Andrew Amoth Wandola
Mikel Arteta has officially announced his retirement from football to pursue coaching as his new profession.

Former Arsenal captain Mike Arteta has confirmed his retirement from football and is set to join Pep Guardiola at Man City as a member of the coaching staff. The Spaniard joined Arsenal in 2011 from Everton and spent five seasons with the North Londoners.

He made 110 appearances and scored 14 league goals as a midfielder for Arsene Wenger's side. Confirming his decision to retire from football to focus on his coaching career, he posted the following message on Twitter:

Having played for the likes of Barcelona C and B, PSG, Rangers, Real Sociedad and Everton, the 34-year-old finally decided to retire with the Gunners. He has total of 439 appearances in his career at the club level, and 62 goals to his name. Although he has never played for Spain's senior team, he featured for the youth sides 42 times between 1998 and 2003, and scored seven goals. 


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