31 Mar 2022 | 14:23 | Football
Arteta updates on Tomiyasu’s situation
“I really like Mikel Arteta, I think he’s an excellent coach with Arsenal’s talented young players right now,” former defender Gary Neville told Sky Sports.
“Mikel Arteta is an excellent coach, he should work in a team that can make the most of his leadership.”
“If Arsenal finished fourth, he would probably say ‘yes, that’s the best I can do here, I’ll go now and take my next job.'”
In fact, despite bringing the prestigious FA Cup trophy to Emirates in his first season as captain, there were many times when coach Mikel Arteta was strongly criticized by Arsenal fans. For example, during the start of this season, there were calls to sack Arteta when the Gunners received 3 consecutive defeats in the first 3 rounds of the Premier League.
However, as Neville said, Arteta is really a talented strategist and he quickly asserted his class. From the moment the new recruits in the summer showed their full value, Arteta has turned the Gunners into a team that no team in the Premier League wants to face, but not even Liverpool or Manchester City have to struggle. can beat them.
Now, Arsenal are “ice” to the finish line in the race to the Top 4, with 3 points more than the team ranked 5th despite still having a match to play. Of course, with what has shown, the media also began to associate Arteta with big teams. There have been many rumors that Paris Saint-Germain is targeting Arteta to replace coach Mauricio Pochettino, or Manchester City also see the Spaniard as a potential solution to succeed coach Pep Guardiola.
Given the above situation, it is clear that Neville has reason to assume that Arteta will leave the Emirates. But, in fact, a long time ago, this former midfielder had the answer for his future. In October 2021, when asked about rumors of a move to Barcelona, Arteta said (quoted by the Mirror):
“I am extremely happy at Arsenal, and I feel honored to be here.”
And in March of this year, Arteta once again faced questions related to a big team, more specifically Paris Saint-Germain. And still the ‘as programmatic’ answer comes from this captain:
“It’s simple. I’m so happy to be at Arsenal, I’m grateful to be here.”
It can be seen that Arteta has absolutely no plans to leave the Emirates, and he does not pay attention to the interest of the European ‘big boys’ . Through Arteta’s words, training the Gunners is clearly an honor for the strategist himself.
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