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Mikel Arteta could replace Arsene Wenger this summer

Mikel Arteta could replace Arsene Wenger this summer at Arsenal after the French boss called time on his career with the Premier League club.

Wenger released a statement last week saying he would be leaving the North London club come the end of the season, ending a reign of 22 years in charge of the club.

Whilst many Arsenal fans have called for his departure of late – the club must now look for a replacement, who will have some big boots to fill.

Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has been linked in Spanish and English media, citing a desire to get back into the game after a year long sabbatical.

Former midfielder Patrick Vieira, who works for Manchester City at present as youth team coach – has also been linked.

However, fresh reports on Tuesday morning are linking another Man City employee to the role in Mikel Arteta.

Arteta, who has been playing a shadow role to Pep Guardiola this season has had instant success, helping the former Barca coach to a Premier League title with City.

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Having played for Arsenal during his career, Arteta knows the club and has a bond with a number of squad members – making his potential arrival – a realistic one.

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