Report: Pochettino could actually let Mikel Arteta play for Tottenham next season

Mikel Arteta's possible move to Tottenham may not just be for coaching reasons.

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham could offer Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta a playing role this summer, as well as a position as a coach.

Spurs again impressed in their 4-0 win over Stoke City on Monday, with young players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli again stealing the show for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

It's staggering to think that Tottenham have only used one player over the age of 30 in the Premier League this season, and that came way back on the first day of the season when Michel Vorm deputised for the injured Hugo Lloris against Manchester United.

With a Champions League campaign on the horizon, Tottenham boss Pochettino may want to add some experience to his ranks this summer - and that may involve a raid on North London rivals Arsenal.

It's been suggested for days now that Gunners midfielder Mikel Arteta, who is out of contract at the end of the season, could head to Spurs in order to link up with his former Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Pochettino, but as a coach at White Hart Lane.

Now though, The Telegraph report that, if 34-year-old Arteta doesn't yet want to hang up his boots, Pochettino could be willing to hand Arteta a player-coach role, enabling him to offer a veteran presence on the pitch and kickstart his coaching career off it.

Behind young players like Eric Dier and Nabil Bentaleb, Arteta could serve an important role for Spurs, but they face competition from Premier League rivals Manchester City for his signature, who could also offer him a player-coach role this summer.

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