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Last Updated: 11/09/20 7:12am

Mikel Arteta has effectively earned a promotion from the Arsenal hierarchy

Mikel Arteta’s job title at Arsenal has been changed from head coach to first-team manager as part of a restructuring that reflects his growing standing at the club.

Arteta succeeded fellow Spaniard Unai Emery at Arsenal last December and went on to lead the Gunners to FA Cup success, which earned the club qualification for this season’s Europa League.

Arsenal introduced the title of head coach after Arsene Wenger’s 22-year spell as manager came to an end in 2018.

A structural shake-up at the club this summer, which included redundancies of non-playing staff, the departure of head of football Raul Sanllehi…