Premier League ‘Totally fake news’ – Arteta upset with Arsenal exit reports

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has termed as “fake news” reports he will leave the Premier League club at the end of the season.

On Sunday evening, a report from Spanish newspaper Sport claimed that Arteta has already indicated privately that he intends to step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season.

Arteta’s decision would now make him a strong contender to replace Xavi as Barcelona’s head coach after the 44-year-old announced in the wake of his side’s 5-3 defeat to Villarreal on Saturday night that he will leave Camp Nou at the end of the season.

Asked if he will leave at the summer, Arteta said: “Who, me? No, that’s totally fake news. What you read yesterday, I don’t know where it’s coming from. It’s totally untrue and I’m really upset about it.”

He added: “I could not believe it. I don’t know where it’s coming from, it’s got no sources, it’s got nothing and I think we have to be very cautious when we talk about personal things, to put it in the way that it was put yesterday.”

On whether he has unfinished business at Arsenal, he said: “I’m in the right place. I’m with the right people, I feel really good about it and, as I said many times, I’m immersed in a beautiful journey with this football club, these players, this staff and our people and I’m investing still a lot for them.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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