Today's Top Words:
arsenal 13 villa aston against gunners aubameyang first premier emery goal unai win live had
Mikel Arteta explains why he rejected Arsenal and reveals how close he was to becoming boss

Below is a summary of the full article. Click here for the full version or go back to Arsenal Live

Mikel Arteta says he was set to leave Manchester City to become Arsenal's next manager but stopped himself as he didn't feel it was the right time to take the leap.

We have a staff environment where we are challenged daily but at the same time we have a very good human collective.

Arteta remained in his post as Pep Guardiola's assistant at Manchester City, but was linked with the vacant managerial position at Newcastle at the start of this season.

Arteta told SER Catalunya: "I was about to leave [for Arsenal], but I stopped myself.

"And you are comfortable and have fun, and every day this good atmosphere helps a lot."

But Unai Emery was offered the job in the eleventh hour after interviewing well, and was subsequently named Arsenal's next boss.

The Spaniard turned down both jobs, but recently revealed how close he was to joining Arsenal and ultimately why he opted against doing so.
For more news relating to Newcastle United, visit our sister site NUFC Live.
Click to visit Mirror | Click to return to Arsenal Live
Share Arsenal Live

Dont Buy The Sun

rss icon

Arsenal News - Chelsea News - Everton News - Liverpool FC News - Man City News - Manchester United News - Newcastle News - Spurs News - West Ham News - Celtic News - Rangers News - BeIN Sports Schedule - < - Contact

©2018 Arsenal Live.

Valid XHTML 1.0 StrictDont Buy The Sun [Valid RSS]