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'Angry' Arteta dismisses Links to Barcelona job


Mikel Arteta has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Barcelona this summer, reiterating his commitment to Arsenal.

Reports in Spain have suggested the Gunners boss intends to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season, with a number of outlets in Spain linking him to the Barcelona job after Xavi announced he would be stepping down as head coach at the Nou Camp in the summer.

Spanish publication Diario Sport reported the Spaniard had informed his entourage that he was open to exiting the Emirates following the conclusion of the current campaign, amid ongoing links to the post at Barcelona.

However, Rushhoursport reported Arteta had no plans to leave the club and, speaking at his press conference on Monday, he insisted he is in the "right place" ahead of his side's trip to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening.

When asked if he was leaving Arsenal in the summer, Arteta replied: "No. That's totally fake news,

"I don't know where it is coming from, it's totally untrue and I'm very upset about it.

"I could not believe it. It has no sources. You have to be cautious when you write things in the way it was yesterday."

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