EPL: Mikel Arteta dismissess peculation leaving Arsenal for Barcelona

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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has played down reports linking him with Barcelona.

According to the Spaniard, he’s “privileged and happy” to be with the Gunners.

Arteta has been linked with a possible transfer to Barca this week, with presidential candidate Joan Laporta stated to be eyeing him as an attainable alternative for Ronald Koeman.

When requested about being linked with the Barcelona job, Arteta advised reporters on Wednesday: “There is always going to be speculation when there are elections in Barcelona, it’s an enormous team.

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“Clearly I was raised there as a player and there are always going to be linked. However I’m fully focused on the job that I’ve to do here, which we have a lot to do, and I’m actually enjoying it.

“Today and tomorrow, I’m the manager of Arsenal football club and I am actually 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 extraordinarily happy.”

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