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Arteta expected to stay at Arsenal despite Barcelona rumour

Mikel Arteta in training
Mikel Arteta in training

George Cummins, BBC Sport

Mikel Arteta has a contract with Arsenal until the summer of 2025 and the club are expecting him to see that contract out.

Spanish newspaper, Sport, has linked Arteta with a move to Barcelona with Xavi standing down in the summer.

Arteta, a product of Barcelona’s youth academy, La Masia, may return to manage his boyhood club one day but at the moment Arsenal believe the manager will stay until 2025 and hopefully beyond.

Arteta will speak to the media at 13:30 GMT on Monday before Tuesday's match with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.