‘WHAT? Why now?’ – Piers Morgan fumes at Arsenal for awarding Mikel Arteta new deal before end of season

ARSENAL fan Piers Morgan has hit out on the membership for handing Mikel Arteta a brand new long-term contract earlier than the tip of the season.

The Gunners gaffer, 40, has penned a contract extension until 2025 at the Emirates as they shut in on a return to the Champions League.

AFPMikel Arteta has signed a brand new Arsenal deal till 2025, a lot to Piers Morgan’s dismay[/caption]

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After consecutive wins towards Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham, Arsenal sit in fourth spot with 4 video games to play.

The North London outfit are in pole place to qualify for Europe’s premier competitors, with rivals Tottenham two factors behind them in fifth.

And may outcomes go their manner this weekend, they might be 5 factors away from Antonio Conte‘s men going into next week’s derby.

However regardless of Arsenal’s optimistic type, Morgan has questioned the timing of Arteta‘s new deal.


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Taking to social media, he tweeted: “WHAT? Maybe wait until he achieves something? Why is he getting this now?”

Morgan‘s 7.9 million followers had been fast to touch upon his publish, with many having combined opinions on whether or not Arsenal have made the right resolution.

One consumer stated: “Strange timing what if he misses out on top 4 is that Arsenal sending out a message that there (sic) happy with that.”

One other remarked: “Probably because he’s taking Arsenal in the right direction and is one of the most upcoming promising managers in Europe.”


A 3rd added: “Agreed. This should have been contingent on 4th this season.”

In the meantime this fan messaged: “Arsenal are in with a chance of finishing above Spurs in 4th and you think he hasn’t achieved anything.”

This supporter then acknowledged: “Piers it’s a process, but that’s something you clearly don’t understand.”

One other quipped: “Just to annoy you Piers.”

Morgan has a strained relationship with Arteta, having called for the Spaniard to be sacked last year after Arsenal had been knocked out of the Europa League by Villarreal.

He then labelled the ex-Everton midfielder as “not good enough” after Liverpool battered Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield in November.

And Morgan then urged the Arsenal board to bring in Patrick Vieira following Crystal Palace’s 3-0 win over the Gunners final month.