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Arsenal turns to “savior” Arteta for inspiration

BY PRUDENCE WANZA and AGENCIES- Former gunners captain Mikel Arteta has been appointed the new boss for Arsenal.

Arteta takes over from caretaker manager Fredie Ljuberg.

Arteta, an Arsenal legend replaces sacked fellow Spaniard Unai Emery.

Incidentally, Arteta was signed by Arsenal to replace Cesc Fabregas, another Spanish legend who had defected to Barcelona.

Cesc Fabregas |PHOTO: Courtesy

While at Arsenal, he captained the club to the FA cup twice and stabilized the Arsenal ship following departure of Samir Nassri, Robin Van Persie, Gael Clitchy among others.

Previously, he had horned his premier league skills at Everton, which he captained during the David Moyes reign.

David Moyes |PHOTO: Courtesy

It was during his first stint at Arsenal as captain that the first calls for the sacking of former boss Arsene Wenger were made.

Arsene Wenger former Arsenal boss |PHOTO: Courtesy

Since Arsenal won the Premier league unbeaten in 2004 and 2005 season, the club has never won the famous trophy.

Despite assembling one of the best teams in Europe,  Arsenal failed to win the Champions league, losing to Barcelona in the 2007 finals.

And so great players like Thiery Henry, Patrick Viera, Robery Pires, Ljurbery, Antonio Reyes, Jens Lehman left Arsenal without lifting the famous big eared champions league trophy.Henry finally won the trophy with Barcelona in 2009. He still remains a legend at the club and is seen as a future manager of the gunners

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