Mikel Arteta has signed an extension with Arsenal through the end of the 24-25 season.

Arteta, who described himself as “excited, grateful and really, really happy”, said: “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.”

Arteta succeeded Unai Emery in December 2019 and his team are well placed to secure a Champions League place, sitting fourth with four matches to play.