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Report: Arsenal boss Arteta aware Manchester City want him
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Report: Arsenal boss Arteta aware Manchester City want him

Mikel Arteta is aware that Manchester City are interested in him and thus, is not planning to rush signing a new contract with Arsenal, according to Spanish outlet Sport.

Arteta’s stock as a manager has never been higher. Arsenal went into the World Cup break top of the Premier League, five points clear of Manchester City.

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Unsurprisingly, the Gunners’ progress is attracting attention from elsewhere.

Arteta aware Manchester City want him

Sport reports that Barcelona have Arteta on their radar for whenever the time comes to replace Xavi at Camp Nou. But there is also interest from the Premier League.

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According to Sport, Arteta knows that the Cityzens are also fans of his. And with that, the Spaniard is not rushing to sign a new contract with the Gunners.

Sport claims that Arsenal’s owners are keen for Arteta to commit more of his future to the club. He is currently under contract until 2025. And with that, Arteta is not looking to make a quick decision.

Interestingly, Manchester City announced this week that Pep Guardiola has signed a new two-year deal. That will see him stay at the Etihad Stadium until 2025.

That may perhaps be in Arteta’s thinking given his own situation right now.

Having said that, it would surely be no surprise if Arteta – who Phil Foden labelled ‘unbelievable‘ – still signed a new contract.

City are surely not going to sack Guardiola at any stage in the next couple of years. It would undoubtedly be a remarkable turn of events. So it would certainly appear that no change is going to be made until 2025 at the earliest.

Arteta signing a new contract at Arsenal strengthens his position at the club.

And if the time comes and City want him as their next manager, you would imagine that they will not be put off by how long his contract has left to run.

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