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Arteta joins Manchester City coaching staff

Britain Soccer Football - Arsenal v Aston Villa - Barclays Premier League - Emirates Stadium - 15/5/16 Arsenal's Mikel Arteta gestures to the fans at the end of the match Reuters / Stefan Wermuth Livepic/Files
Britain Soccer Football - Arsenal v Aston Villa - Barclays Premier League - Emirates Stadium - 15/5/16Arsenal's Mikel Arteta gestures to the fans at the end of the matchReuters / Stefan WermuthLivepic/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has joined Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's coaching staff, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

Spaniard Arteta, who also played for Rangers, Real Sociedad and Everton, left Arsenal at the end of last season after five years at the Emirates Stadium.

"I've enjoyed an amazing five years at Arsenal and it's been an honour and a privilege to captain such a great club," the 34-year-old told the City website.

"I've been lucky enough to work under some amazing coaches during my career and I am now looking forward to the challenge ahead at Manchester City," he added.

"The opportunity to join Pep Guardiola and his team was an amazing opportunity for me and I am incredibly excited for the future."

(Reporting by Ed Osmond; editing by Martyn Herman)

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