Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta has insisted that he’s ‘absolutely centered’ on managing the membership and ‘is extraordinarily pleased’ on the membership following stories that he has emerged as a possible goal for Barcelona.
Barcelona can be holding their presidential elections on Sunday and Joan Laporta has emerged because the favorite to win.
Reviews declare that Laporta has recognized Mikel Arteta as a possible alternative for the present boss Ronald Koeman.
Arteta was a product of Barcelona’s academy however left in 2002 with out making an look for the membership.
He additionally served underneath Manchester Metropolis boss who previously managed Barcelona, Pep Guardiola, whom Joan Laporta appointed in 2008 when he was president of the membership.
However Arteta has dismissed all stories linking him to Barcelona.
He mentioned: “There’s all the time going to be speculations when there are elections in Barcelona.
“It’s an enormous workforce and clearly I wss raised there as a participant, and they’re all the time going to be linked.
“However I’m absolutely centered on the job that I’ve to do right here, which now we have loads to do and I’m actually having fun with it. I really feel privileged to handle this soccer membership and I’m extraordinarily pleased.”
Requested whether or not there’s the potential for managing Barcelona someday sooner or later he responded: “Immediately amd tomorrow I’m the supervisor for Arsenal Soccer Membership and I’m actually having fun with it and I need to do significantly better than what now we have performed.”
Arteta was appointed in December 2019 and gained the FA Cup in his first season in control of the membership and nonetheless has two years left on his present deal.
Requested whether or not there have been talks over a brand new contract with the membership, he replied: “No. We’re in the course of the season, now we have loads to play for and for the time being it’s not a precedence.
“I nonetheless have my contract right here and I’m pleased right here, and I don’t assume it’s one thing pressing.”