Arteta plays down speculation linking him with Barcelona bench

Current Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said it's natural for there to be speculation linking him with the Barcelona head coach role.


Speaking to the media, Arsenal's Basque head coach Mikel Arteta was asked about his name being linked with the Barcelona job, Arteta said: “There is always going to be speculation when there are elections in Barcelona, it’s a huge team.

“Obviously I was raised there as a player and there is always going to be links. But I am fully focused on the job that I have to do here, which we have a lot to do, and I am really enjoying it.

“Today and tomorrow I am the manager of Arsenal football club and I am really 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 extremely happy.”