Arse­nal to name Arteta new man­ager to­day

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Mikel Arteta is ex­pected to be­namedasars­e­nal’snew man­ager on Fri­day (to­day).

Arteta said his farewells to staff at Manch­ester City on Thurs­day morn­ing.

There has been an­noy­ance at City over Arse­nal’s con­duct but they will not stop Arteta, 37, suc­ceed­ing Unai Emery.



pay­ment will be made in or­der for the move to be com­pleted.

Thurs­day’s news con­fer­ence pre­view­ing the game against Ever­ton was can­celled.

In­terim boss Fred­die Ljung­berg is ex­pected to take charge of the team for the fi­nal time at Good­i­son Park on Satur­day, with Arteta watch­ing from the stands.

The Gun­ners failed to men­tion their in­ter­est in Arteta de­spite­th­et­woteamsmee­tingat Emi­rates Sta­dium on Sun­day - a game the cham­pi­ons won 3-0.

Gun­ners chief ex­ec­u­tive Vi­naivenkate­shamwaspic­tured out­side the Spaniard’s home sev­eral hours later.

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