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Arsenal promote Mikel Arteta from head coach to first team manager

‘It is a recognition of what he has been doing from the day he walked in the door’: Arsenal promote Mikel Arteta from head coach to first team manager after steering club to FA Cup and Community Shield success in his first nine months in charge

  • Mikel Arteta has been rewarded for his fine start to life in charge of Arsenal
  • He has steered them through ‘toughest nine month period this club has had’
  • Arteta returned as the permanent replacement to Unai Emery last December

Mikel Arteta has received a promotion after having his job title upgraded to first team manager.

Arteta was named head coach when appointed in December but Arsenal chiefs have elevated the Spaniard after seeing him steer the club through what chief executive Vinai Venkatesham described as ‘the toughest nine month period this club has had in its 134-year history.’

Venkatesham added: ‘He hasn’t been a head coach from the very first day he walked in the door. He has been doing much more than that. 

Mikel Arteta has received a promotion after having his job title upgraded to first team manager