Mikel Arteta has no plans to quit Arsenal

Mikel Arteta and Team Mates after Facup win
Mikel Arteta and Team Mates after Facup win

Arsenal Midfielder Mikel Arteta has squashed rumors linking him away from the Northlondon club, stating categorically that he’s enjoying life at the Emirates. Information Nigeria understands.


The Italian press believes the 32-year old is close to signing for Fiorentina, but both the player and his Agent have denied such move.


The Spaniard recently celebrated an Facup Triumph with his team, and many tipped a return to his former club Everton, as he came under scrutiny for some poor displays, most especially in big games last season.

Age factor made many speculate an imminent departure.

But his Agent Inaki Ibanez has poured cold water to the rumors by denying any interest from Fiorentina


Ibanez said: “I have never spoken with Fiorentina. Mikel has one year more on his contract and he has no desire to go away from Arsenal.

“He’s fine there and he’s also the team’s captain. I have not spoken with any club.

“If he’d like to come to Fiorentina? No, we’re talking about Arsenal’s captain, with all due respect to Fiorentina, he is fine there and he does not want to leave.”