• Former Arsenal captain to be presented on Friday
  • Ljungberg to remain in charge for Everton game

Arsenal are on the verge of confirming Mikel Arteta’s appointment as their head coach but he will watch Saturday’s match at Everton from the stands.

Arteta has agreed a contract, believed to run until 2023, to take over from the sacked Unai Emery, and is expected to sign on Thursday. A formal announcement will follow, with the former Arsenal captain officially presented in a press conference on Friday.

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