Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager has completed his first signing after handing club youngster Harry Clarke a new long term deal.
Arteta signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Gunners this month as a replacement for Unai Emery.
The 37-year-old tactician spent the last three seasons assisting Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and won two Premier League titles.
Reports revealed that the Spaniard’s first assignment is to balance the club’s sinking ship as they currently are outside of the top ten teams on the table after 18 games.
Arteta is expected to impose his first match against Bournemouth on Boxing Day and he hopes to start on a winning note.
Yassss Arteta-ball loading!
— The Arsenal (@DareToWenger) December 23, 2019
It was reported that the 18-year-old was influential in the Gunners reserve team winning the Premier League South in 2018-19.
Clake’s sensation can play in defense or as a defensive midfielder signed his first professional contract at the club in August 2018.
After the club blest the news, Clarke tweeted his excitement, saying: “Proud to have signed a new long term contract with this great club. “The hard work continues!”
Clake has made 11 appearances for Arsenal’s Under-23s in the Premier League, with the club losing just once.
Posting on their club website, the Gunners stated: “Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Harry on his new contract and we look forward to seeing him develop further.”
— Harry Clarke (@HarryyClarke6) December 23, 2019
— Stuart MacFarlane (@Stuart_PhotoAFC) December 22, 2019