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Mikel Arteta Responds To PSG Offer To Become Their New Manager

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Mikel Arteta Responds To PSG Offer To Become Their New Manager

Paris Saint-Germain’s search for a new manager has hit a roadblock as Mikel Arteta has turned down their offer to take charge at Parc des Princes.

Following the departure of Christophe Galtier earlier this month, PSG is once again on the lookout for a head coach.

Their sporting director, Luis Campos, reached out to Arteta, impressed by his recent achievements at Arsenal.

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However, Arteta swiftly responded with a resounding “no” to Campos, making it clear that he has no intentions of leaving his current position.

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The 41-year-old Spaniard, who previously had a loan spell at PSG during his playing career, remains fully committed to the Gunners. He reaffirmed his dedication to Arsenal last year by signing a contract extension.

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Arteta has been instrumental in Arsenal’s summer transfer plans, personally requesting the signings of Kai Havertz and Declan Rice.

Although initial approaches for both players have been rejected, Arsenal is determined to improve their offers and remains confident in securing these key targets.

Additionally, Arteta aims to strengthen the right-back position and has identified Leicester’s Timothy Castagne as a potential €15m signing, who is also on Juventus’ radar.

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With one year remaining on his Arsenal contract, Arteta has guided the club to their most successful Premier League season since 2007/08.

Despite falling short in the title race, finishing behind Manchester City, Arteta’s reputation has soared in the past year. PSG has acknowledged Arteta’s rising stock but has been met with a firm declaration of loyalty.

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Arteta’s decision not to depart during the off-season comes as a relief to Arsenal, as they have already begun preparations for the upcoming campaign, including potential signings like Rice and Havertz.

On the other hand, PSG finds itself in a state of turmoil, with Lionel Messi leaving as a free agent and Kylian Mbappe signaling his desire to depart next summer.

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While PSG possesses an abundance of resources, achieving consistent success in Paris has proven to be a daunting task. Arteta’s rejection further complicates their managerial search, leaving the French giants scrambling to find a suitable candidate to navigate their challenging circumstances.

As Arsenal sets its sights on building a competitive squad for the future, Arteta’s commitment ensures stability and continuity in their pursuit of success.

Fans will eagerly await further developments in Arsenal’s transfer activities, hopeful that Arteta’s vision can elevate the club to greater heights in the upcoming season.

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