Arsenal’s quality performance against Man Utd was long overdue and Mikel Arteta deserves full praise.
Their performance was one of the best we have seen in a while and I have to admit that I was one of those critics who didn’t initially support the club’s choice of making Mikel Arteta their new manager.
I thought we weren’t being smart to let Everton land Carlo Ancelotti while we end up with a newbie manager.
However, I have had to swallow my thoughts after watching our first three games under Arteta.
Against Bournemouth, we saw a new mindset and for the first time players were willing to run and they were hungrier.
Against Chelsea, I thought we deserved something from that game and the Blues didn’t deserve to walk away with all three points.
However, when we faced Manchester United, I was expecting a proper game against one of the most in-form sides in the division and I got it.
Arteta managed to employ a tactic that nullified Manchester United’s willing runners and overran their midfield.
For me, the last two games have shown that Arteta is a manager that does his homework and is a match for any manager tactically.
He has also managed to get everyone on the team on board in just a few weeks. In the months ahead, I believe that it can only get better. As things stand today it is clear that Arsenal has got the right man.
Things will only get better from now on.