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“Happy and proud to be where I am” – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta dismisses Barcelona links

Arsenal FC of England boss, Mikel Arteta has lately been linked with the job at Barcelona currently occupied by Xavi Hernandez who failed to lead the Blaugrana past the group stage in the UEFA Champions League.

However, the coach has rubbished rumors' linking him with a move to Spain, claiming "I am extremely happy and proud to be where I am".

The Spaniard took over as Gunners boss in December 2019 and has overseen impressive progress during his time at the Emirates.

After winning the FA Cup during his first season, he guided Arsenal to successive eighth placed finishes, before they came fifth last season - narrowly missing out on Champions League qualification after a poor ending to the campaign.

The Gunners have made an excellent start to this campaign, winning 10 of their opening 12 league games to move two points clear of defending champions Manchester City at the top of the table.

They have also progressed through their Europa League group to make the knockout stages of the competition.

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