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The Short Fuse May 26, 2016

Check out Aaron Ramsey's new shirt number

With a midfield shift happening this summer, the Welshman is switching his digits. With Mikel Arteta's departure, there was some question over what (if anything) would happen to the number 8 shirt. Granit Xhaka would have been a fine choice to pick up Arteta's mantle, but he is particularly enamored with the number 34, everyone's kind of just assumed he'd take that. There was a rumor a little while ago that Francis Coquelin would take it over, but honestly it would have been annoying to have a squad player (however well-liked that squad player may be) wearing a single digit. Well, for...
The Short Fuse May 25, 2016

Arsenal announce Granit Xhaka signing

In a single stroke, Arsenal's midfield is reinforced. Arsenal have announced the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach defensive midfielder and Swiss international Granit Xhaka, on the traditional undefined fee and long-term contract. The signing (hopefully) solves a long-standing hole in the Arsenal team, as Xhaka is a midfielder capable both of competent defensive positioning and tackling as well as actually passing the ball; this is an issue dating at least to the decline of Mikel Arteta, and it's been a critical one. Granit Xhaka has been rumored as an Arsenal target for months, and...
Daily Mail May 22, 2016

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta continues coaching badges as he leads a session at the 2016 FA Wales Coaches Conference

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has continued his journey into coaching after leading a session on passing at the FA Wales Coaches Conference. The 34-year-old is set to retire from playing this summer.
Arteta set for Man City coaching role as Guardiola steps up plans

Arteta set for Man City coaching role as Guardiola steps up plans

The former Everton midfielder will join Manchester City in July as a member of Guardiolas coaching team.
Daily Mail May 19, 2016

Spanish Revolution: Mikel Arteta, Hector Bellerin and Gaizka Mendieta discuss how Spain stars adapted to life in the Premier League and reflect on time in England

Guillem Balague sat down with Spanish trio Mikel Arteta, Hector Bellerin and Gaizka Mendieta to discuss life in the Premier League and find out about their experiences in England.
How Arteta fits into Guardiola's four-man backroom team at Man City

How Arteta fits into Guardiola's four-man backroom team at Man City

Former Arsenal midfielder Arteta is set to retire from playing - with Manchester City leading the race to tempt him into coaching
Daily Mail May 19, 2016

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta admits he hasn't been good enough this season after emotional send-off at the Emirates

Injuries have restricted Mikel Arteta to 13 appearances in midfield for Arsenal this season and his contract, which expires in the summer, is not set to be renewed.
Daily Mail May 17, 2016

Manchester City set to win race to hand Arsenal star Mikel Arteta a coaching role

Manchester City are set to win the race to hand retiring Arsenal star Mikel Arteta his first coaching role. The 34-year-old midfielder had received three offers for his services.
The Short Fuse May 17, 2016

Cannon Fodder News and Links: The circle is complete

Footballing news for Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Mikel Arteta's final programme notes | News Archive | News | Arsenal.comRead an excerpt from the Arsenal captain's programme notes as he discusses moving on, his time at the club and Arsène Wenger [AUTOPLAY] England's Wayne Rooney happy to play in any position at Euro 2016 - ESPN FCManchester United striker Wayne Rooney has told Sky Sports he is willing to adapt to fit into England's side at Euro 2016. A first touch might stop time, create joy, or reveal graceThere's a distinct beauty to a football player's first touch, but that beauty, that...
London24 May 16, 2016

‘I’ve been here too long’ Mikel Arteta explains why he’s retired

Mikel Arteta brought the curtain down on his Arsenal playing career after admitting he felt he was no longer good enough to represent the Gunners.
Bitter and Blue May 16, 2016

Mikel Arteta Retires From Football - City Coaching Staff Next?

Arsenal Captain Mikel Arteta who has had an injury plagued 2015-16 season  more or less announced his retirement from football on Sunday. after the Gunners 4-0 win over relegated Aston Villa. Arteta spoke of his looming opportunities including the possibility of joining Manchester City's coaching staff: "It is very unusual to have opportunities at this level. As well, that made me think it was probably time (to retire) and the way I have been watching football in the last few months — or probably over a year — it was not as a player, it was more as a coach. Then you have to think about...
The Short Fuse May 16, 2016

Mikel Arteta officially announces retirement as a football player

Mikel Arteta has hung up his boots. After his emphatic cameo which included scoring a goal (I don't care if the league registered it as an own goal, it was an Arteta goal) in Arsenal's 4-0 defeat of Aston Villa at the Emirates yesterday, the departing club captain has officially announced his retirement from playing. Mikel Arteta, who joined the club from Everton on deadline day in 2011, was visibly emotional during the post-game end-of-season celebration with fellow players and club staff and received a standing ovation from the fans. The 34-year-old Spaniard was named club captain in...
Arteta's emotional Arsenal farewell opens door to Man City role

Arteta's emotional Arsenal farewell opens door to Man City role

Mikel Arteta has called time on his playing days at the Emirates after a struggle with injury and could be on his way to Manchester City.
Daily Mail May 16, 2016

Mikel Arteta ponders coaching offers from Arsenal, Tottenham and Man City

The Gunners captain was in tears after the final whistle of his side's win over Aston Villa and admitted he is almost certain to hang up his boots ahead of next season.
The Independent May 16, 2016
Arsenal transfer news: Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky say farewell to the Emirates ahead of summer exits

Arsenal transfer news: Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky say farewell to the Emirates ahead of summer exits

Arsene Wenger has bemoaned the loss of two exceptional football players

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