Mikel Arteta has agreed a new one-year contract – with the option of another 12 months after that – to stay at Arsenal. The midfielder had been in negotiations with the Gunners over an extension for weeks and now the 32-year-old has reached an agreement to sign a one-year contract with the option for another year if he’s still getting regular match time.
Arteta was made club captain this summer after the departure of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona, but the Spanish midfielder has failed to impress so far. He has seemed uncomfortable playing in the defensive midfield role and his lack of pace has been exposed numerous times. A few injuries have further reduced Arteta’s game time. However, his new contract sees him get a pay rise.
Arteta’s previous contract was due to expire at the end of the season, and he had been linked with several teams in Spain and Italy. But this contract means that the player will probably still be with the Gunners for the next couple of years.
What do you say Gunners? Was this contract extension worth it?