In preparation for Arsenal’s final Europa League group match, Mikel Arteta spoke to the media.
Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, has commented on rumors that he might transfer to Barcelona in the future. The Spaniard has close ties to the team and is raising his managerial profile with the Gunners this season, but any potential switch might not happen for several years.
After accepting his first senior managerial position in north London, it took Arteta some time to convince his skeptics of his abilities. Because of how well things have gone this year, the Gunners have a good chance of finishing first in the Premier League heading into the World Cup break.
He has been noted by Barca as a potential Xavi replacement in the future, according to reports from Spain this week. The Arsenal manager responded politely to a question about the connections during his press conference on Wednesday.
What he could express was his happiness and pride in his current situation. Right now, Barcelona is moving in the right direction. Their coach is incredible; he or she has elevated the entire team and is a true legend in that club. That requires a lot of respect from you.
From a managerial perspective, Xavi and Arteta are both young and may have successful careers ahead of them. Despite finishing third in their Champions League group and slipping into the Europa League, the consensus is that Xavi may lead Barcelona for several years.
La Blaugrana is currently in a strong position in La Liga, one point behind archrivals Real Madrid with only four goals allowed throughout the entire season, thanks to a summer of extravagant spending and more time spent under Xavi’s watchful eye.
As a result, speculation about Arteta’s potential move to Catalonia suggests that it would take place in the future. According to the Spanish publication Sport, Barcelona has noted his name for a future position after keeping track of his achievements with the Gunners.