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Mikel Arteta promoted from head coach to manager of Arsenal.

Manager of Arsenal football club Mikel Arteta.
Mikel Arteta guided Arsenal to FA Cup glory. [Getty]

Arsenal football club have announced that Mikel Arteta has been promoted from head coach to manager.

They declared the Spaniard’s new status at the Emirates on Thursday night, saying he would now be first-team manager as opposed to head coach, while Vinai Venkatesham is now chief executive having previously operated as managing director.

Arteta was appointed in December to replace Unai Emery and the former midfielder took up the role of head coach - the position which the Gunners introduced after Arsene Wenger's 22-year spell as manager came to an end in 2018.

Arteta is the first person to both captain and manage Arsenal to victory in the FA Cup.

"The last nine months have probably been the most challenging nine months in Arsenal's history - and we've been around for 134 years. Despite all of those challenges, Mikel has been driving this football club forward," Venkatesham told Arsenal Digital.

"He has lifted the spirits and lifted the energy here at London Colney and with Arsenal fans all across the world. He is doing an absolutely phenomenal job."

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