Arteta Speaks Out About Possible Move To La Liga Giants

Mikel Arteta insists he is fully focused on his job at Arsenal despite rumours linking him with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona.

Reports from Spain claimed at the start of the week that the presidential candidate Joan Laporta want’s to bring former Barcelona midfielder as a replacement for Ronald Koeman.

It was during his previous spell in the role that Laporta signed Pep Guardiola as the head coach and ushered in an era of great success.

Arteta went on to work under Pep Guardiola at Man City and took over as the Gunners heac-coach in December 2019.

Having come through the famed La Masia academy at Barca, Arteta is a huge admirer of his former club, however, has revealed that he is fully focused on his job with the Gunners.

“There is always going to be speculation when there are elections in Barcelona, it’s a huge team,” Arteta said when asked about being linked to the job, currently occupied by Ronald Koeman.

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“Obviously I was raised there as a player and there is always going to be links. But I am fully focused to the job that I have to do here, which we have a lot to do, and I am really enjoying it.

“What I can tell you is I feel privileged to manage this football club and that I’m extremely happy.”

Arteta won the FA Cup and Community Shield during his first year as the Gunners head-coach.

 

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