Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been sharing some details on the possibility of him signing a new contract at the north London club.
During the press conference, Arteta was asked if the club currently have any plans to extend his deal at the Emirates with a new contract.
In response, Arteta had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I don’t know. We just finished the transfer window at the moment, but I can say that I’m really happy at the club and that I feel valued, I feel respected and very supported at the moment. My concerns are with all the work we have to do here, with the improvements we need around the team and trying to sustain the level of performances and get better.”
In December 2019, Arteta was appointed as Arsenal’s head coach on a three-and-a-half-year deal. Last month, the north London club announced that Arteta’s job title had changed from head coach to first-team manager.
Back in his playing days, Arteta made a total of 150 appearances for Arsenal in which he managed to score 16 goals and provide 11 assists along the way.
Since taking charge at Arsenal, Arteta has overlooked 35 games at the club in which they have won 22, drawn six and lost seven (per Transfermarkt).
Moving forward, it’ll be interesting to see if Arsenal decide to offer Arteta a new deal to continue in his position there at any point in the future.
However, Arteta’s main focus now will be on getting a positive result in their game against Manchester City.