Mikel Arteta told Sky Sports that he is excited about taking Arsenal forward despite the club facing the prospect of not playing any European football next season.
The Gunners’ best chance to get there was through the Europa League, but they got knocked out in the semi-finals. There is still a possibility that they make it through the Premier League but the chances are very slim.
Despite the situation, the club finds itself in, Arteta remained defiant. Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the Chelsea game, the Spaniard spoke about the state of the North Londoners. He said:
“Our responsibility and aim is to finish as high as possible. It will always help and create more belief, but the outlook is bigger than that. What I mean is that we are in the middle of (a process).
“We are not at the start or at the end, it is a process that we are in. It started a few months ago when we had changes of structure at the club, these changes were unprecedented and had not happened in the club’s long history.”
The boss went into further detail about the process that is going on at the Emirates. Arteta explained to Sky Sports:
“It’s something we had to do, it’s happened already, and it has to continue. It’s a difficult task because it does not provide the stability that is necessary.
“We have an incredible opportunity; I am so excited because I know what we can do with the size and resources we are going to have and the quality of people we have at the club.”
The resources that have been mentioned could take a hit if the Emirates club don’t make it to Europe next season and in a transfer market that has been hampered by the COVID pandemic, that could play a big role.
It is not always easy for a club to be back at the top following the departure of a long-serving manager. Arsene Wenger has left behind big boots to fill and there are doubts as to whether the man in charge is the right option to do that.
However, Arteta seems to have the passion to take the club forward despite results not going his way. Those at the club will be hoping that their decision to back the manager will pay off in the future and if it does, they would have the process mentioned by the boss to thank.
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