Arteta, who previously played in Barcelona’s youth system, has been linked with a move to the club.
Mikel Arteta has been linked with the Barcelona job this morning as a result of his rise through the managerial ranks.
According to the news in Spain, Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta is eyeing Arteta as the club’s reconstruction leader following the upcoming elections.
Barcelona is holding elections right now, with the winner expected to be declared on March 7th.
Football.london dug further into those stories to see if the reports about Arteta being threatened by Barcelona are accurate.
According to RAC1 journalist Gerard Romero, Laporta is considering Arteta as a potential replacement for Ronaldo Koeman if he does not return for next season.
The Catalan giants have had a miserable season by their standards, and they are on the verge of being knocked out of the Champions League after a terrible first-leg loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16.
Lionel Messi, the club’s star player, is expected to depart at the end of the season, as the club is beset by financial difficulties that could cause them to sell some first-team players this summer.
There have been no formal approaches to Arteta by those associated with Barcelona, according to football.london.
That isn’t to say that Laporta and others at the club don’t appreciate his job, but there is currently no interest in taking him to the Nou Camp.
Before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 1999, Arteta began his career at Barcelona, where he struggled to make a single first-team appearance.
He is said to be enthusiastic about the possibility of ‘one-day’ managing Barcelona, but he is fully focused on achieving his goals at Arsenal, where he has already won the FA Cup and the Community Shield.
Sporting directors from all over Europe look up to Arteta and appreciate the project he’s working on at Emirates Stadium.
In 2015, Arteta worked hard to earn his coaching badges, and in 2016 and 2017, he conducted realistic and theoretical coaching sessions at the FAW National Coaches Conference.