Date: 4th May 2018 at 6:25am
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Arsenal are set for major changes this summer as they seek a successor to , who has announced he is stepping down at Stadium after 22 successful years at the helm.

The Gunners have already been linked to a host of names as a potential replacement for the long-serving Frenchman, including former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta – who has caught the eye working as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at .

Aiding the champions in their successful campaign this term, the Citizens are determined to retain the services of the highly-rated Spaniard and the clubs midfielder has now urged Arteta to remain at the Etihad Stadium, revealing his importance to the team.

Quoted by The Sun, the Brazil said:

“One of the positive things about Pep is that he is so close with his staff – they support him in every situation. And we as have huge contact with them. For me, especially Mikel Arteta, because he played in the same position as I play.”

“So sometimes I have private chats with him to correct some positions, or something that is wrong. All the people are behind Pep and it is fantastic. That is why we are a very good team – it’s not just the players and the manager, but also the staff.  Mikel has helped to improve me a lot this season, with his advice.”