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Mikel Arteta explains why he rejected Arsenal and Newcastle United to stay with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City

Mikel Arteta has explained the reasons behind his decision to stay at Manchester City following discussions with Arsenal and Newcastle United.

After calling time on his playing career at Arsenal, Arteta began his path as a coach under Pep Guardiola at City in the summer of 2016.

Arteta has since become an instrumental figure in Guardiola’s coaching setup and has created tactical plans to help City beat Arsenal on more than one occasion.