The latest news are indicating that Arsenal’s present manager, Mikel Arteta is in talks with the club’s board to renew his contract.
According to reports, Arteta and Arsenal have commenced these contract talks recently. His current contract expires in 2025.
The report claims the new contract that the Gunners hierarchy wants to give the manager would run until 2028.
Arsenal’s management reportedly thinks he is the right person to keep the club moving forward. As such, they want to reward him by extending his contract deal.
The club is hoping to finalize contract negotiations and have a new deal agreed before their pre-season starts in mid-July, added the report.
Arsenal wants to extend the contract of Mikel Arteta
The Spaniard, who is already on £ 160,000 a week, caused somewhat of a shock this season as he led Arsenal to a second-placed finish.
It is the first time they have finished in a Champions League position since 2016 and they were top of the Premier League for over 200 days.
It makes sense to reward Arteta with a new deal. He has massively improved the Gunners since he took over and they are now title challengers.
With him doing well, the club will want to create a long-term project around him. Aiming to keep him and build a team with him at the helm for the next five years makes perfect sense.
They can focus on transfers for the present and the future. With a young squad already at the club, with many having world-class potential, there is something very exciting happening at the club.