Pep Guardiola contemplating shock offer to bring Arsenal midfielder to Manchester City

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Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta could be offered a coaching role at Manchester City if he decides to hang up his boots in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The Daily Mail understands that incoming City manager Pep Guardiola is good friends with Arteta from their time at Barcelona and wants him on board at Eastlands.

Arteta has only managed eight appearances for Arsenal this season because of worsening injury problems, and is out of contract at the Emirates in the summer.

The Spaniard, 33, has already shown his intent to get into coaching by taking on work with Arsenal’s U13 side, and within the youth setup of the Welsh national team.

He has over a decade of Premier League experience under his belt and would be an asset to Guardiola as the heralded Bayern Munich boss looks to conquer English football.

The Daily Mail reports that Arteta has visited Guardiola at Bayern’s Sabener Strasse training complex and is in line for a role within the first-team backroom staff.

A switch to City would be a great opportunity for Arteta to learn from one of the best managers of this generation, if he does indeed see his future in the dugout.

But the former Everton and Rangers star may feel that he has unfinished business in his playing career to take care of before he focuses all of his efforts on coaching.

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