Most Arsenal Fans React Badly As Arteta Is Handed New Contract

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Mikel Arteta signed a contract extension for Arsenal on Wednesday, and most of the Arsenal fans reacted negatively to the news.

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The 32 year old midfielders contract was due to expire at the end of this season and after he picked up an injury at the start of January, many tipped him to not get a new deal at the Emirates. However Arsene Wenger has maintained his faith in the Spaniard by giving him a new deal that will see him stay at the club until 2016, when he will be 34.

He has been a consistent performer at the base of Arsenal’s midfield, but some fans prefer the aggressive tactics of someone like Francis Coquelin. With the Arsenal fans hoping for a new defensive midfielder to arrive, they will perhaps be disappointed by the new of Arteta’s extension.

Some Arsenal fans were happy to see the experienced midfielder sign on for another year, whilst others were quite strongly against the decision from the club. Here’s how some of the fans are reacting on Twitter to the news: