Mikel Arteta cools rumors he took over at Barcelona and praises Xavi

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has cooled talk of rumours linking him to Barcelona , with the Gunners boss praising the current Catalans manager Xavi in the process.

Barcelona were eliminated from the Champions League at the group stages, raising speculation about Xavi’s status at the club, but Arteta believes the Spaniard is doing a good job.

Arteta, who came through the youth ranks at Barcelona as a player, also said he is happy in north London.

“What I can say is that I’m extremely happy to proud to be where I am,” said Arteta.

“Barcelona are in a really good path, they have a phenomenal coach, a coach who is a legend in the club and has lifted the whole place and I have to be very respectful of that.”

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