Mikel Arteta promoted to First Team Manager as he sets to play major roles in transfers

Mikel Arteta promoted to First Team Manager as he sets to play major roles in transfers

Arsenal have disclosed change of job for Mikel Arteta as the Spaniard sets to also take control of the club’s transfer business among others.

Having served as the “head coach” since his appointment as Emery’s successor during December 2019, Mikel Arteta is set for for a major upgrade in duty as he will now be the First Team Manager.

Mikel Arteta will now take additional responbilities in the areas of transfers and other general duties at the Emirates Stadium.

“That’s recognition of what he’s [Arteta] been doing from the day he walked in the door, but also where we see his capabilities,” Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham said of the change.

“So in terms of how that will work, going forward Mikel will join a really strong team with Edu and they’ll be working really, really closely together to manage all the other elements of our football operations that are so important, whether that is analysis, recruitment, high performance or medical, they’ll be looking after those areas together.

“And they’ll also together be responsible for our technical recommendations, whether that’s players that we’re going to buy, whether that’s players that we’re going to sell, whether that’s players that we’re going to loan.

“Of course, working closely with me and the board and working closely with the owners on the financial elements to make final decisions. But those are going to be their responsibilities and I think we’re going to have a really dynamic team to drive this club forward.”

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