It’s no secret that Barcelona is well aware that Arteta will be the club’s technical director in the future. Mikel Arteta is the coach of the hour in England. New captain with Arsenal, the advantage is that he was able to rebuild the team in two seasons.
He changed almost all players like Aubameyang, rediscovered others like Xhaka and after being poorly rated for two consecutive seasons in the Premier League finishing 13th and 14th, the club’s owners, the North Americans, put up with the situation.
This was the key to the Spanish coach’s success. He has a contract until 2025. But Arsenal’s US owners are already pressing him to extend his contract on a long-term project. Brazilian Edu has been promoted to the position of Sporting Director and Edu is a great supporter of Arteta.
Arteta knows he’s also a potential substitute off the bench at Manchester City where he started with Guardiola. That is why he does not want to rush and very calmly goes into the future.
What is clear is that it depends what happens on the Barcelona bench, the summer of 2025 will be a very busy one and Mikel Arteta will become the most sought after piece.