Report: Tottenham Hotspur offer Arsenal's Mikel Arteta a role at White Hart Lane

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Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta could hang up his boots this summer.

According to the Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur have offered Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta the chance to stay in North London with his first coaching role at White Hart Lane this summer.

The former Everton man has featured sparingly for Arsenal this season after struggling to overcome injuries.

With his contract set to expire this summer, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger told reporters for the Guardian on Friday that Arteta could link up with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City in a coaching capacity.

The Spaniard seemingly has a knack for coaching, and it appears his future may lie in management.

With Guardiola, a former Barcelona teammate of Arteta at the Nou Camp, set to take over at the Etihad, a move to City would make sense with both parties benefiting from a potential reunion.

However, Arteta has also played with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain and the latest reports claim the North London club have offered him the chance to remain in the capital.

Tottenham have one of the best academies in England at present and a number of impressive young players have been tipped to make big strides at White Hart Lane in the coming years.

Arteta will presumably be given the chance to work with the youth teams, and his top-level experience coupled with his passion for the English game could be a big asset to Spurs.

The report goes on to say that Arteta remains in discussions over a potential role at Arsenal, yet with the club’s youth teams heavily supported already, there appears limited options available at the Emirates.

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