Arsenal are top of the Premier League. Barcelona are out of the Champions League. Mikel Arteta used to play for Barcelona. Therefore Barcelona must want Mikel Arteta as their new manager.
Judging by some of the stories doing the rounds today, it’s as simple as that.
Facing the media ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League clash with FC Zurich, the boss was pressed on the links.
“What I can say is that I’m extremely happy and proud to be where I am.
“Barcelona are on a really good path, they have a phenomenal coach [Xavi], a coach that has been an absolute legend in that club and has lifted the whole place and we have to be very respectful of that.”
Who knows, maybe Arteta will end up back at the Camp Nou one day. But it’s not happening any time soon. So we can put that to bed.