Mikel Arteta is coming home as announcement made

Mikel Arteta is coming home as announcement made
Mikel Arteta & Henrik Larsson Glasgow Rangers V Celtic Fc Rangers V Celtic Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland 04 October 2003 PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxONLY Copyright: Allstar/RichardxSelle 12845059

Rangers and Arsenal have jointly announced a commemorative friendly this summer to celebrate the 150th birthday of the Famous.

The anniversary celebrations see the PL giants coming north to Ibrox with their former Rangers star and of course league winner Mikel Arteta as manager, fresh off the back of their humbling of Czech racists Slavia Praha.

The match this summer is the latest edition of a long-standing friendship between both clubs, with the previous friendly as part of the Emirates’ Cup in 2009 when Arsene Wenger was boss at the-then only 3-year old stadium, one which saw the home side win comfortably.

Arsenal’s fortunes this season have been mixed, with some difficulties domestically, but Mikel Arteta’s vision is being persisted with and last night’s triumph over Praha definitely appeared a step in the right direction.

As for Rangers – colossal season as we all know, soured a little bit lately off the pitch with the racism scandal, but this announcement is a nice feel-good story, as a giant of England and one of the world’s biggest clubs, like our own, will come north for another shindig at Ibrox with long-term friends Rangers.

We look forward to locking horns with them once again.

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