The Spaniards believe that the Gunners will survive the trial as a stronger collective unit
According to Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s poor start of the season could end up being “very good for the club”, insisting that he “can see a lot of light” at the end of the tunnel at the Emirates Stadium.
After the first three games of the 2021-22 season, the Gunners finished at the bottom of the Premier League standings, and then reversed 2-0 at the newly promoted Brentford, losing to Chelsea 2-0 at home and 5 -0 Defeat Manchester City.
Therefore, people questioned Arteta’s position at the club, but the morale boost of defeating West Brom in the second round of the EFL Cup 6-0 eased some of the pressure on the Spaniard, and then the Spaniard saw him The team rebounded from their first top league victory against Norwich last weekend.
What did you say?
Before they can be considered a powerful force again, Arsenal still has a lot to prove, but Arteta believes that the long-term project he was taken to supervise will soon begin to take shape.
“I can really see the light,” the gunman boss said at a press conference on Thursday. “I tell you, I am very active most of the time. I have seen the light, I can see the bright light.
“There may be bumps in the road in that light, but I can see a lot of light.”
Arteta added how he handled the criticism he encountered after the defeat at Manchester City: “Life brings you some things, you can’t decide it. Some things are out of your control. What happens to you is for a reason. Yes. Sometimes we don’t want to see it, but it came for a reason—and probably for the right reason.
“Then it’s about how you accept it and how you respond to it. The way everyone around me responds is the way I respond. That’s why everything is fine.
“It’s difficult because it hurts, because you want to see different things. But what you want is not always what happens. Things happen for a reason, maybe what’s happening must happen, [maybe] It’s really good for the club, it’s good for myself and everyone in this situation.
“We must believe this.”
What’s the next step?
On Saturday, Arteta made a speech before his team headed to Burnley, where another victory could lift them to the top half of the Premier League standings.
Arsenal will then prepare for the third round of the EFL Cup match with AFC Wimbledon on September 22, four days before the first North London Derby of the season against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners’ calendar only has domestic schedules After missing the 2020-21 European QualifiersArteta admitted that it was painful to see their English opponents play in the Champions League this week.
“It was a serious injury. It was painful to see those teams and Arsenal not there on TV,” he said. “This will be our motivation to return to these games. We have the focus, and the trigger is there.”