Man City bound? Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta says he is 99 per cent certain to retire
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Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta choked up as he revealed he was 99 per cent certain that his substitute appearance against Aston Villa yesterday was his final game as a professional footballer.
The 34-year-old is out of contract this summer and moving on, but he also looks set to hang up his boots.
Arteta has been strongly linked with a coaching role alongside his friend and fellow Barcelona academy graduate Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
That looks likely after the Spaniard indicated his plan to retire.
He also thanked Arsenal fans for an emotional send-off.