Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has signed a three years contact extension with the London club.
The contact that will last till 2025 comes as Arsenal nears return to Champions League after missing out of the competition for five years.
Arteta on Friday confirmed signing the contract extension, expressing excitement.
“I’m excited, grateful and really really happy today,” said the Spaniard tactician.
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 leagueArteta
“When I spoke to Josh he could see the club at the same point and he wanted to take the club the way I wanted to do it,” he added.
He proceeded: “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.”
Premier league standing
Arsenal are fourth in the EPL table with 63 points, just two points ahead of their North London rival Tottenham.
The Gunners are 20 points behind league leaders Manchester City, and three point behind their London colleagues, Chelsea, with four matches to go till the end of the season.
Arsenal performance has been improving, having won the last three matches, coming after three consecutive losses.
“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 the top, top talent and the best people for this club to drive this project to that level,” said Arteta.
Women team manager
Arsenal have also announced a new contract extension to Arsenal women manager, Jonas Eidevall.
Josh Kroenke has shared his thoughts on why the club has decided to offer the duo new deals.
“My father and I are delighted to have extended both Mikel’s and Jonas’ contracts. It provides stability and clarity for the future and helps us all move forward together effectively,” he said.
He added: “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 top trophies in the game.”