Arteta has been mentioned as a potential replacement for Barca coach Ronald Koeman should Laporta win this week's election.
But Rafa Yuste insists, "I completely deny it. I hope Ronald has a successful season. Joan and I want to give him and the players our support and send them a motivational message.
"Koeman does a praiseworthy job, is brave and invests in the academy.
"All this without a president has great value. Arteta is a good coach, Pep's friend, but we have not talked to him."