Mikel Arteta set to take charge for Arsenal’s clash with Everton after agreeing £5m-a-year deal

Mikel Arteta is set to become Arsenal's next manager
Mikel Arteta is set to become Arsenal’s next manager (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal expect to announce the appointment of Mikel Arteta as the club’s next manager in time for the Spaniard to lead the Gunners in their clash against Everton on Saturday.

The 37-year-old held a final round of talks with the Gunners on Monday night where he is said to have agreed a £5m-a-year deal with his former side.

The contract is expected to be for around three-and-a-half years and Arsenal will pay a seven figure sum in compensation to City for Arteta’s services.

Arteta will take charge for Saturday's clash against Everton
Arteta will take charge for Saturday’s clash against Everton (Picture: Getty)

According to the Mirror, Arsenal director Stan Kroenke met with Arteta in the last 24 hours and signed off a deal that will see Arteta return to the club he left in 2016 after five years in north London.

The Spaniard is still expected to travel to Oxford for City’s Carabao Cup final clash on Wednesday morning but he has the club’s blessing to move on.

However, Arteta could be on collision course with Guardiola over his plans to bring coach Rodolfo Borrell with him to the Emirates.

The Spaniard has worked alongside Arteta under Guardiola for the last three years and City will do all they can to hold onto him.

Losing two staff members would be a huge blow for City, especially as they are concerned that Guardiola could walk away at the end of the season.

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