AFC Bournemouth vs Arsenal: Arteta set to take charge of his first game as Gunners boss

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Arsenal’s boxing day trip to AFC Bournemouth will set the pace for Mikel Arteta, as his role as Arsenal manager starts from boxing day.


Freddie Ljungberg was in charge of Arsenal as they held Everton to a scoreless draw at Goodison Park. Arteta was present in the stands as he was given the previlege to take a sight of his players ahead of his formal takeover.


Arsenal’s season so far has been marred with poor results in the Premier League except for the Europa League were Arsenal was able to get to the round of thirty two.


Mikel Arteta lead the training session yesterday as he prepares his side for the boxing day clash with AFC Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium.


Arteta, a former Arsenal player returns to the club but this time in the role of a manager. Arteta who haven’t had a taste of management at the highest level, would be relying on his experience working under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.


Arsenal’s chances this season is still not limited as the Gunners still have a chance of finish at the top half of the table. A top four, five or sixth place finish if the club’s fortunes will turn around under Mikel Arteta.


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