Mikel Arteta Speaks on Leaving Arsenal to Replace Ancelotti at Real Madrid

Mikel Arteta Speaks on Leaving Arsenal to Replace Ancelotti at Real Madrid

Fred Kennedy
  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been linked with Real Madrid to replace Carlo Ancelotti
  • Arteta's Real links come at a time he has turned around the Gunners' form this season
  • The Spaniard has put the north Londoners in pole position to win the EPL title this season

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has responded to rumours about dumping the Gunners to join Real Madrid.

Arteta has enjoyed a fantastic run of results with the north Londoners this season, with the Spaniard putting his side in pole position to challenge for the Premier League title.

Arsenal are currently the firm favourites to win the domestic crown, as they are enjoying a five-point lead over Man City at the top of the standings.

Arsenal, Mike Arteta, Premier League, Emirates Stadium, Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti.
Mike Arteta waves to his family after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Brighton at Emirates Stadium. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane.
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According to Metro UK, the Emirates based outfit have won 20 of their last 26 Premier League matches this season to top the charts with 63 points.

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Arteta linked with Real Madrid

However, it seems Arteta may not be at the Emirates Stadium for long, with reports suggesting Real Madrid are keen on his services.

Reports suggest that the La Liga giants have taken note of Arsenal's transformation under the former midfielder and could be tempted to snap him up to succeed Carlo Ancelotti.

Speaking on the speculation, Arteta insisted that his focus is on the Arsenal job.

"Managers and players can’t control what is written by the press," Arteta retorted.
"What I can tell is that I’m fully focused on what I’m doing here and extremely proud and grateful to do what I’m doing in this football club. That’s it," he added, as quoted by Metro UK.

Conte speaks on leaving Tottenham

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has addressed his future with the club following his side's elimination from the Champions League.

Tottenham were bundled out of the European elite competition on Wednesday night by Serie A giants AC Milan.

The north Londoners had suffered a 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture played in Italy and were hoping to overturn the scoreline when they hosted AC Milan in London.

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