The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Camp Nou in case Joan Laporta wins the club’s presidential elections, but Arteta insists that he is happy with where he is now.
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The Spaniard, who has been rumored to replace Ronald Koeman once Joan Laporta wins the club’s presidential elections, said:
“There is always going to be speculation when there are elections in Barcelona, it’s a huge team.”
“Obviously I was raised there as a player and there is always going to be links. But I am fully focused on 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 so far.”
“What I can tell you is I feel privileged to manage this football club and that I’m extremely happy.”
, Laporta has already prepared a shortlist for Koeman’s replacements with Arteta being one of his potential targets, but still there has been no direct contact with the 38-year-old about the job position,Goal
The presidential election is set to take place on March 8 as Laporta competes with Victor Font and Toni Freixa for the position.
Since Arteta still has two more years to his contract, he is not concerned about any contract talks at the moment as he hopes to see his men finish the current season in the best way possible.
“We are in the middle of the season, we have a lot to play for and at the moment it’s not a priority,”
“I think that it’s OK. I still have a contract here, I am happy here and I don’t think it’s something urgent.”