Mikel Arteta yet to accept Manchester City role - Sky sources

Mikel Arteta of Arsenal shows his emotion as supporters applaud after the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal an
Image: Mikel Arteta was in tears after his final Arsenal appearance on the last day of the season

Mikel Arteta is yet to decide whether to join Pep Guardiola's Manchester City staff, according to Sky sources.

Widespread newspaper reports this week claimed the 34-year-old had accepted an offer from Guardiola, who was a senior player at Barcelona when Arteta was on the books.

It is understood talks have taken place between City and Arteta, whose playing contract with Arsenal is up this summer, but no imminent announcement is expected.

Arteta is yet to formally announce his retirement but admitted after a tearful final Emirates appearance in May he is no longer worth a place in the Arsenal squad.

Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola applauds prior to the German Cup (DFB Pokal) final football match Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund at th
Image: New Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was at Barcelona when Arteta was on the books

Injuries restricted the Gunners captain to 14 outings last season, although he finished on a high by forcing a Mark Bunn own goal during a two-minute cameo against Aston Villa on the final day of the Premier League season.

Arteta afterwards revealed he had three coaching offers on the table and said Arsenal had "left the door very open" for him.

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The £10m signing from Everton has been tipped as a future manager by Arsene Wenger.

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