Mikel Arteta signs new Arsenal contract to commit future to Gunners until 2025

The Spaniard has guided the Gunners to the brink of a top four finish in the Premier League this season

Jack Rathborn
Friday 06 May 2022 15:17
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<p>The 40-year-old has called on Arsenal to back up their recent resurgence</p>

The 40-year-old has called on Arsenal to back up their recent resurgence

Mikel Arteta has signed a new Arsenal contract to commit his future to the Emirates until 2025.

The Spaniard has guided the club to fourth place this season with just four games remaining as they bid to return to the Champions League for the first time since 2017.

Arteta confirmed his vision still aligns with the club’s owners since taking over in 2019, while the 40-year-old set out his ambition for the club moving forward.

“I’m excited, grateful and really, really happy today,” Arteta said. “When I spoke to Josh [Kroenke] he could see the club at the same point and he wanted to take the club the way I wanted to do it. So everything that he’s said, and that Stan has said when I’ve been together with both of them, they’ve always delivered.

“We want to take the club to the next level and to compete really with the top teams. In order to do that, we have to be playing in the Champions League. We have to be able to evolve the team, improve our players, improve all departments, generate even more connection with our fans, improve the atmosphere at the Emirates, be able to recruit top, top talent and the best people for this club to drive this project to that level.”

Women's team boss Jonas Eidevall will stay until the end of the 23/24 campaign. Josh Kroenke, speaking on behalf of our owners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, said: “My father and I are delighted to have extended both Mikel’s and Jonas’s contracts. It provides stability and clarity for the future and helps us all move forward together effectively.

“Mikel’s commitment and passion are clear for everyone to see. We are confident that as we move forward, he will get us back to competing for the top trophies in the game.

“Turning to Jonas, he has had a fantastic start to his career in England. He has done a terrific job with the team, and we are in contention for the title on the last weekend. We are confident that he will continue to take us forward in the years ahead.”

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