Arteta And Jonas Signs Contract Extension With Arsenal
Arsenal men’s boss Mikel Arteta and Women’s boss Jonas Eidevall have both signed contract extension
Mikel Arteta said: “I’m excited, grateful and really, really happy today. We want to take the club to the next level and to really compete with the top teams”; Jonas Eidevall said: “It’s great, it allows me to continue to work for a club that I love so much and be around people I really, really like”
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has signed a new contract until 2025 while Women’s team boss Jonas Eidevall has extended his stay until the end of the 2023/2024 campaign.
Arteta, who was appointed in 2019, has led Arsenal to fourth place with four games remaining in their quest to qualify for the Uefa Champions League for the first time since 2017. Arteta won his first piece of silverware in 2020 when Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final before defeating Liverpool on penalties to win the FA Community Shield.
Jonas, who joined Arsenal from Swedish side Rosengard last summer, has signed a contract to the end of the 2023/24 season.
Arsenal’s official statement read: We are delighted to announce that Mikel Arteta and Jonas Eidevall have signed new contracts with the club. We marked the moment with a unique double signing at Emirates Stadium.
After signing Mike Arteta said, “I’m excited, grateful and really, really happy today,”
“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 connections with our fans, improve the atmosphere at the Emirates, and be able to recruit top, top talent and the best people for this club to drive this project to that level.”
After putting pen to paper Arsenal’s women boss, Jonas Eidevall said: “It’s great,”. “It allows me to continue to work for a club that I love so much and be around people that I really, really like, and to be able to achieve things together, so I’m really looking forward to that.”
Josh Kroenke spoke on behalf of owners Kroenke, Sports & Entertainment, he said:
“My father and I are delighted to have extended both Mikel’s and Jonas’ contracts. It provides stability and clarity for the future and helps us all move forward together effectively.
“Mikel’s commitment and passion are clear for everyone to see. We are confident that as we move forward, he will get us back to competing for the top trophies in the game.
“Speaking on Jonas, he has had a fantastic start to his career in England. He has done a terrific job with the team, and we are in contention for the title the last weekend. We are confident that he will continue to take us forward in the years ahead.”