Mikel Arteta Raises Concerns for Arsenal Fans by Expressing Desire to Manage in Spain

Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, has acknowledged that he envisions a return to managing in Spain at some point in his career.

Since taking the helm at Arsenal in 2019, Arteta has overseen a significant transformation, revitalising the Gunners and positioning them as serious contenders once more.

Under his guidance, the north London club has shown consistent improvement, culminating in a spot in the title race on the final day of the season this Sunday.

Arteta’s current contract with Arsenal is set to expire at the end of next season, prompting speculation about a potential extension.

While the Spaniard was linked with the Barcelona job, he has disclosed his aspiration to work in his homeland someday. Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Everton, Arteta stated: “I have always thought that one day I will return.”

He further elaborated, expressing his fondness for his homeland’s way of life, culture, and community, indicating that the idea of returning to Spain is never far from his mind.

Despite his longing for Spain, Arteta emphasized his contentment at Arsenal, highlighting the positive treatment he receives and his genuine enjoyment of his current role. Nevertheless, he acknowledged the likelihood of eventually pursuing opportunities in Spain, stating, “Someday I suppose it will come, I’m not going to be away for my whole life.”

Born in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Arteta’s ties to Spain run deep, having joined Barcelona’s academy at the age of 15. Although he never broke into Barcelona’s first team, he spent a season playing for Real Sociedad in 2004-05.

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