Declared Arsenal manager: Former teammate Mikel Arteta’s issues warning to ‘difficult’ Gunners stars

Mikel Arteta is set to be appointed as Arsenal’s new head coach, and one of his former teammates has issued a warning to the club’s current stars about his style.

Mikel Arteta is set to be appointed as Arsenal’s new manager, with a press conference announced for Friday afternoon.

The Manchester City assistant manager has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Gunners, and an announcement is expected to follow shortly ahead of his unveiling.

Arsenal have struggled this season, with Unai Emery paying the price after a poor run of form domestically, and while Freddie Ljungberg has been in temporary charge, Arteta will now take over a club 10th in the table, trailing the Champions League places by seven points.

The underperforming Arsenal stars have been issued a warning by Arteta’s former Everton teammate Alan Stubbs, who spent two years playing alongside the ex-Arsenal captain at Goodison Park.

“He’s got an opinion, he had that as a player,” Stubbs told talkSPORT.

“He wasn’t afraid to say something if things weren’t right on the pitch.

“He’s got a very strong opinion of how he wants to play and how he wants to manage.

“He’s one of them, who, if somebody crosses him, I don’t think he’d have a full-blown argument with them, but they won’t be at the club long.

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Mikel Arteta is set to be appointed as Arsenal’s new head coach, and one of his former teammates has issued a warning to the club’s current stars about his style.

Mikel Arteta is set to be appointed as Arsenal’s new manager, with a press conference announced for Friday afternoon.

Former teammate Mikel Arteta’s issues warning to ‘difficult’ Gunners stars.

The Manchester City assistant manager has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Gunners, and an announcement is expected to follow shortly ahead of his unveiling.

Arsenal have struggled this season, with Unai Emery paying the price after a poor run of form domestically, and while Freddie Ljungberg has been in temporary charge, Arteta will now take over a club 10th in the table, trailing the Champions League places by seven points.

The underperforming Arsenal stars have been issued a warning by Arteta’s former Everton teammate Alan Stubbs, who spent two years playing alongside the ex-Arsenal captain at Goodison Park.

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“He’s got an opinion, he had that as a player,” Stubbs told talkSPORT.

“He wasn’t afraid to say something if things weren’t right on the pitch.

“He’s got a very strong opinion of how he wants to play and how he wants to manage.

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“He’s one of them, who, if somebody crosses him, I don’t think he’d have a full-blown argument with them, but they won’t be at the club long.

“I think this is where the Arsenal hierarchy have really got to back Mikel, if it is Mikel [who gets the job].

“There are obviously a few big personalities there who will try and run the dressing room. I think we all know who the difficult ones are without even saying, and Mikel will have to cycle through them very quickly.

“The club have got to back him to say OK, if that’s a problem, get them out no matter what wages they’re on.”

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