Former Rangers star Mikel Arteta has been confirmed as the new Arsenal manager – but Gers fans on Twitter don’t see it working out well for the Gunners legend.

Arteta had been expected to take over from interim boss Freddie Ljungberg following Unai Emery’s sacking and his appointment was confirmed earlier this afternoon.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) New Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta is unveiled at London Colney on December 20, 2019 in St Albans, England.

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The Spaniard had been working as Pep Guardiola’s number two at Manchester City and enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at the Etihad but he now swaps one Gulf airline-branded stadium for another as he returns to the Emirates.

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Arsenal are currently tenth in the Premier League and appointing the rookie is a massive gamble after Emery’s failure to bring success back to North London.

Arsene Wenger’s shadow still looms large at Arsenal and with Arteta having spent his entire time as a Gunner working under the iconic Frenchman, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him adapt some of his former manager’s methods.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City talks with assistant coach Mikel Arteta during the training session at Manchester City Football Academy on September 30, 2019 in Manchester, England. Rangers

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Gers fans were quick to wish the former Ibrox midfielder good luck but there wasn’t much in the way of positivity over his chances of success -with many calling the move a “gamble.”


Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans after Arteta’s appointment:


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