Mikel Arteta, the coach of Arsenal, has responded to rumors that he would go to Barcelona in the future. The coach has close ties to the team and is raising his coaching profile with Arsenal this season, although any potential transition might not happen for a few years.
In preparation for Arsenal’s last EL (Europe League) group match, Mikel Arteta had a conversation with the mediа.
Arsenal’s come-backing-lucky season
After accepting his first major manager role in north London, it took Mikel several 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 WC of Qatar (World Cup 2022) break.
Spain-based publications this week said that Barca have listed him as a potential Xavi replacement in the future. Arsenal boss respectfully responded when asked about the connections at his media briefing on Wednesday.
Arteta’s answer to statements about him being the successor of Xavi
Arteta declared that he is content and glad to be in his position. Barca is now heading in the right direction. They have a fantastic coach, one who has elevated the entire team and is a true legend for that club. You must treat that with the utmost care.
From a management perspective, Mikel and Xavi are both younger and may have successful, lengthy careers in front of them. Even though Barcelona finished 3rd in the CL (Champions League) C group and was relegated to the Europa League, the widespread consensus is that Xavi will continue to lead Barcelona for a while.
Despite spending more money frivolously during the summer and having spent more time under the careful eye of Xavi, La Blaugrana are currently in a strong spot in La Liga, 1 point behind archrivals Real Madrid FC and with only four goals allowed throughout the entire season.