Mikel Arteta has responded to links connecting him to a Camp Nou take over as Barcelona’s presidential election draws nearer
The Catalans will see the club fall under the new management and this would also likely necessitate for the arrival of a new manager.
Koeman’s place is under threat following Barcelona’s inconsistent run so far coupled with their shameful loss to Paris Saint German during their UCL Clash with the Parisians.
Joan Laporta has been revealed as the candidate interested in landing the Arsenal manager who had also been an assistant to Pep Guardiola before taking up the North London job during the last month of 2019.
Meanwhile, Arteta appears not keen on leaving Arsenal as he stepped out to debunk the move during Wednesday morning.
“There is always going to be speculation when there are elections in Barcelona, it’s a huge team,” said Arteta.
“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.
“Today and tomorrow I am the manager of Arsenal Football Club and I am really enjoying it. And I want to do much better than what we have done.
“What I can tell you is I feel privileged to manage this football club and that I’m extremely happy.”
Arteta has two years left on his Arsenal contract but still no talks of an extension has been engaged and Arteta appears not worried after disclosing there are more important task to focus on.
Asked if there have talks of any extension of his contract, Arteta said; “No.
“We are in the middle of the season, we have a lot to play for and at the moment it is not a priority. I think that’s okay.
“I still have a contract here. I am happy here and I don’t think it is something urgent.”