Mikel Arteta and Jonas Eidevall have both signed new contracts with Arsenal, the club has announced.

Mikel Arteta and Jonas Eidevall sign their new contracts (Photo via Arsenal.com)
Mikel Arteta and Jonas Eidevall sign their new contracts (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal confirmed on Friday morning that both men’s first-team manager Mikel Arteta and women’s first-team manager Jonas Eidevall have signed new contracts with the club.

Arteta’s new contract will run until the end of the 2024/25 season, with his previous contract set to run out next summer.

Meanwhile, Eidevall’s new deal will go until the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

Both managers are on the verge of potentially achieving something big with their teams this season.

Arteta could be a few wins off bringing Arsenal back to the Champions League for the first time since Arsene Wenger left the club, whilst Eidevall could lead his team to the Women’s Super League title this weekend – if results go their way.

Arsenal were expected to address their contract situations in the summer once all that was finished, but instead they’ve moved to get the deals sorted before the campaign ends.

Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (C) celebrates with his players on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on April 20, 2022. - Arsenal won the game 4-2. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (C) celebrates with his players on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on April 20, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

“I’m excited, grateful and really, really happy today,” Arteta said.

“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 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.”

Eidevall also admitted he’s looking forward to the next steps with Arsenal.

“It’s great,” he said. “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.”

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