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Mikel Arteta sends Arsenal offer to Yaya Toure

Mikel Arteta, Yaya Toure
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The former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder worked with Arteta during the Spaniard’s spell at the Etihad.

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has invited Yaya Toure to continue his coaching education at the Emirates.

The 38-year-old Ivorian is living in Hampstead after spells as an assistant coach at Ukrainian club Olimpik Donetsk and Russian side Akhmat Grozny.

He hopes to obtain his UEFA A-Licence and, as part of his education, he is working with Tottenham academy coaches Dean Rastrick and Chris Powell to gain more experience.

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Reports have claimed Toure would consider a permanent role if an offer arrives, prompting Arteta to chip in a friendly reminder.

“He has my number because we spent some years together,” said Arteta in a press conference on Sunday.

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“He’s a player I appreciate a lot, and he has my number and can ask me the question. He certainly has the experience, the expertise, and won a lot in the game to add value to the game for sure.”

Arteta worked alongside Toure towards the end of the Ivorian’s Manchester City career as an assistant to head coach Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal, meanwhile, travel to Everton on Monday for a Premier League clash. For match details and betting tips, check out the link here.

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