It is not a secret that Barcelona have Mikel Arteta in mind as a future coach. Arteta is a coach in fashion in England. His Arsenal side lead the Premier League, which is a result of his rebuild over the last two years.
He changed a lot of the big players, like Aubameyang, and helped others, like Granit Xhaka, re-find their best form after several poor finishes in the league.
The club stuck with him and let him build and that has been the key to the success of a coach that Barcelona has in its sights.
Arteta has a contract until 2025. But the American owners are already pressing him to extend his deal as part of a long-term project.
The Spaniard also knows that he is an option to replace Pep Guardiola at Manchester City one day, where he was previously the assistant, although Guardiola has recently signed a new deal until 2025.
That is why he does not want to rush any decision. What is clear is that it depends on what happens on the Barcelona bench in the meantime.
The summer of 2025 will be very busy and Arteta could become the most coveted coach by the biggest clubs.