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Mikel Arteta


Mikel Arteta became the first confirmed member Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff.

The former Arsenal, Everton and Rangers midfielder is taking on his first coaching role after leaving the Gunners over the summer.

He was the first member of the new-look coaching staff to be officially confirmed

Arteta, whose official title is Assistant Coach,  started life with Barcelona’s junior sides before spending time on loan with Paris St Germain and eventually joining Glasgow Rangers.

He stayed at Ibrox for two years before returning to Spain with Real Sociedad, but after just one season, headed back to the UK, this time with Everton.

He stayed at Goodison Park for seven years, playing more than 200 games for the Toffees, leaving for Arsenal in 2011.

Arteta, 34, made close to 150 starts for Arsene Wenger’s side, but left at the end of last season after accepting an offer to take up his first coaching role.

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