ARTETA OPEN TO YAYA TOURE ARRIVAL
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed that he's open to welcoming Yaya Toureto the club in a coaching capacity. According to him, Yaya Toure has his number from their time at the Etihad Stadium if he wants to join the Arsenal coaching staff. Arteta was the assistant manager to Pep Guardiola for over three years at Manchester City and during that time, Yaya was one of the best players in the team.Arteta met Yaya at Manchester City when he joined the club as an assistant manager in 2016 and the Spaniard was still in the same role when Yaya Toure left the Citizens in 2018.
Arteta talked about Yaya and the possibility of him joining the Arsenal coaching team in a chat withthe press during his penultimate media briefing ahead of the Everton game on Monday night as far as the Premier League is concerned.
Yaya is the younger brother of Arsenal legend KoloToure and he had an unsuccessful trial at Arsenal at the start of his football career in Europe. He went on to play for Greek club football giants Olympiakos, French club AS Monaco, Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona and Premier League heavyweights Manchester City on the back of his bid for a contact at Arsenal. On his part, KoloToure was signed from Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas by the Gunners and he made a seamless transition from being an attacker to a defender with guidance from legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. KoloToure was an important member of the Arsenal defence that went through the 2003/04 season without conceding a single goal. After leaving Arsenal, Kolo went on to play for Manchester City, Liverpool and Celtic.
Arteta has shown willingness to welcome former players to the club. He's ready to welcome Yaya just like he did with Jack Wilshere who's training with the Arsenal first team to keep fit while also working on his coaching badges.