Arsenal have announced that head coach Mikel Arteta has signed a new contract, running until 2025.

The Spanish mentor was appointed head coach at his former club back in December 2019. Upon his appointment, he stated that he believed the club had lost direction and that he didn’t want players to shirk responsibility.

Arteta has guided the Gunners to fourth place this season with just four games remaining as they bid to return to the Champions League for the first time since 2017.

“I’m excited, grateful and really, really happy today,” Arteta said after signing the extension.

“When I spoke to Josh he could see the club at the same point and he wanted to take the club the way I wanted to do it. So everything that he’s said, and that Stan has said when I’ve been together with both of them, they’ve always delivered.

“We want to take the club to the next level and to compete really with the top teams. In order to do that, we have to be playing in the Champions League.

“We have to be able to evolve the team, improve our players, improve all departments, generate even more connection with our fans, improve the atmosphere at the Emirates, be able to recruit top, top talent and the best people for this club to drive this project to that level.”

Meanwhile, Jonas Eidevall has also signed a new contract with the club.

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