Mikel Arteta confirms new addition to Arsenal

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Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s coach

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has confirmed that the club has appointed a new set-piece coach, Nicolas Jover in replacement of Andreas Georgeson.

The former Manchester City staff was replaced with Nicolas Jover who also came from the same club.

Georgson joined the Gunners staff from Brentford last year, working alongside Arteta with the first-team squad at The Emirates.

But the Swede has this month returned to his homeland to take up a role with Malmo with Arteta confirming the arrival of his replacement.

Arteta described Jover as a coach whose expertise is incredibly useful and valuable for Arsenal.

“We had a situation in the summer with Andreas [Georgson], where he had the possibility to leave to his country,” Arteta told the club’s official website.

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“He had different reasons to do that and I understood that situation, so we needed to recruit somebody.

“After looking through what the best solution would be, a person that I know was on the market, was available, is someone whose expertise are incredibly useful and valuable for us.

“He’s joining us. His name is Nicolas Jover and I have worked with him before at City.”

Jover left Man City this summer when his contract with the Premier League champions expired at the end of June.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are currently in Scotland for their pre-season training camp and lost 2-1 to Hibernian in their first friendly on Tuesday.

Arteta’s side will take on Scottish champions Rangers on Saturday before returning to England.

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