Mikel Arteta makes Arsenal decision with Barcelona looking to wrap up staggering deal

Reports have claimed that Mikel Arteta will stay at Arsenal amid speculation from Barcelona.

Arteta has done a pretty decent job at the Emirates since he took over the club last season, and is not starting to get his side firing on all cylinders as they seek to get back into a top four spot and add some silverware to the cabinet.

It is no secret that he has had his tough times at the club, had some bad results, but he is one of the most highly-rated young managers in the game, and now he is on the radar of Joan Laporta

WHAT WAS SAID?

Laporta is one of the favourites to win the presidential race and hold a second spell in charge of the Catalan club, and reports on the METRO website have claimed that he is looking to replicate the previous successes by bringing Arteta to the Camp Nou.

It seems like Barca really want to bring back Pep Guardiola, but his extension at Manchester City killed any hope of that, while Club legend Xavi has also reportedly ruled himself out of a Camp Nou return, so Arteta is now being targeted as the man that will bring back success back to the club.

It is believed that Barca believe that Arteta will be a great coach one day.

WHAT IS THE LATEST?

Football.london claim Arteta would be open to being Barca manager ‘one day’ but wants to see through his job with Arsenal.

Arteta has a contract at Arsenal until the summer of 2023 and has the backing of the club’s board, despite a poor season on the pitch, and the Arsenal chiefs have backed Arteta to complete a ‘cultural overhaul’ of the club.

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