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Laporta assistant Yuste: Arsenal boss Arteta a good coach, but...

A member of Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta's management team has denied talks with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.

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."

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