Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has signed a new contract to extend his stay at The Emirates stadium till the end of the 2024/2025 season.
Arteta has taken Arsenal up the ranks with the Gunners currently fourth in the Premier League and fighting for a Champions League spot with Chelsea and Tottenham.
After signing the new contract, the Arsenal boss noted that the club must be playing in the Champions League if they are to go to the next level.
“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,” Arteta noted.
Arteta came in as a replacement of Unai Emery in December 2019 and during his time, he has helped the Gunners win the FA Cup in the 2019/2020 season.
Also joining Arteta in signing a new deal at the Emirates is Arsenal Women's side coach, Jonas Eidevall.
After an impressive first season with the Arsenal Women's team, Jonas extended his stay with the club until 2024.
Josh Kroenke, son of the Arsenal owner, noted that both him and his father were excited with the two signings noting that it will provide the club with the stability it requires for success.
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.
“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,” Kraonke stated.