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Mikel Arteta reacted to exit rumors to FC Barcelona in the summer

By Mario Perez

Mikel Arteta reacted to exit rumors to FC Barcelona in the summer

The manager categorically denied the rumors of exit from Arsenal in the short term

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Arsenal’s coach Mikel Arteta surprised the media and the fans in his press conference with the Gunners before their next away game against Nottingham Forest in City Ground for the twenty-second day of the Premier League season, where the North London team needs a win to keep on fighting for the leadership of the tournament.

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The Spanish manager was asked about the news given by the Catalan journal Sport on his potential exit from Arsenal at the end of the season, linking him with a probable signing for FC Barcelona, which would have strongly enraged the manager, who didn’t hesitate on reacting to the rumors.

In this sense, Arteta, visibly annoyed with the news revealed by Sport, labeled the information as fake news. “Me? No. That is totally FAKE NEWS what you read yesterday.I don’t know where it’s coming from. It’s totally untrue. I’m really upset about it”, said the manager.

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The manager left clear his commitment with Arsenal’s project

In this respect, the Spanish coach showed his commitment with Arsenal’s project, leaving clear that he is coaching the team he wants to coach. “I’m in the right place, I’m with the right people, I feel really good about it. As I said many times, I’m immersed in a beautiful journey with this football club, with these players, staff, our people - there is still a lot, a lot to do”, he revealed.

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