Mikel Arteta opens up on what he hopes for the rest of the season

Mikel Arteta hopes that Arsenal’s season will get better as he prays for more luck with injuries.

Arsenal is set for a make-or-break second half of the season as they look to end this campaign inside the Premier League’s top four.

Mikel Arteta has restored confidence among the Arsenal players and their two new signings should bring freshness into the dressing room.

However, Arteta has admitted that things will get better if they get lucky with injuries as well.

While previewing their game against Burnley, Arteta said he has begun seeing the signs of the good work his players have been doing recently.

He added that he expects better results to bring more confidence in his players, but assured fans that they are on the right path.

He said per the official website: “A lot of the things that we’ve been doing in recent weeks, I’m starting to see some signs of it.

“The process and how long it takes for us to get where I want, it will dictate and results will bring more confidence and energy. But we are on the right path.

“The next two weeks after Dubai are going to help us as well to accelerate that process a little bit more.

“Hopefully we don’t lose any more players as well because injury wise it’s been tricky. I’m happy where I am.”
Arsenal faces Burnley in the Premier League before heading to a warm-weather training camp in Dubai.

I have to say this, everything this guy says just instils confidence. In Arteta we trust.


  1. amit says:

    Not too sure if we can finish 4th, but definitely upwards. Summer window though I can see Mari being bought after loan, Mustafi being sold, Auba being sold, Bellerín being sold, Ceballos being let go and invest in youth

  2. DANDY GUNNER says:

    10th at best.

  3. Abel says:

    You heard it here first, Arsenal will not make top 6 this season.
    So let’s digest that and not let negativity overshadow the baby steps we’ve taken since getting rid of that one dimensional unintelligent clown called Emery.
    We need to realistically lower our expectations and not throw our toys out of the pram when we finish 8th this season.
    We still have some work to do to secure 8th place as Sherfield and Everton will give us a run for our money for 8th spot.
    Liverpool, City, Leciester, Chelsea, Spurs, United and Wolves will all finish ahead of us this season.
    Arteta just has to ride out this rollercoaster season to the end then tough decisions would have to be made.
    Decisions like Allowing Auba run down his contract or selling him to a club in European competition. Loaning Oezil to a Turkish club in his final year to being down the wage bill, selling Mustafi, plus one or either Luis or Socrates. Selling Kolasinac if he refuses to sign a new contract. Signing Mari and Soares to full time deals if both remain fit till the end of the season. Selling one of Niles or Willock, can’t keep both unless we lose Xhaka or Torriera.
    A summer of upheavals awaits.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Abel, why can’t you make your point without lowering yourself to calling Emery a “one dimensional unintelligent clown”. Emery was rightly sacked after failing to improve on his previous year as head coach, where he took the team to fifth place and the Europa League final, with good wins against Sevilla and Napoli on the way.
      It is to be hoped that Arteta gets support from the owner and Board to bring in the players he wants to implement his style and phylosophy and give him the options to cover injuries or bench underperforming players. This is a luxury Emery did not have.
      I wonder if you have ever achieved in sport or your profession, anything of note to allow you to denigrate others?

      1. Abel says:

        If only you defended Wenger this way. Stop being a hypocrite.

  4. Robindéboi says:

    A coach is dependent on the faults of his players. Without XHAKA’s faults (by the way, good player), we could have finished 4th last year and it would have been a good season.
    Now I’m glad that ARTETA has arrived. I plan between 6 th and 8 th place. 6 th would be better (Europa League), because winning the Europa or the FA CUP is a bit of a dream.

    1. SueP says:

      You have excellent English Robindeboi

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