Mikel Arteta’s brilliant usage of squad depth will the most important for Arsenal this season

Arsenal have made huge strides in the past year. From where they were at the end of last year, not too many people saw a bright future for the London club under the management of Unai Emrey who was sacked last November.

In came former player Mikel Arteta who was assistant manager to Pep Guardiola of Manchester City- a decision Arsenal have not had cause to regret nearly a year on. The Spaniard endured a shaky start to his career with Arsenal where he won only two of his first seven games but even then there were signs to point towards an upturn in form because of how much better they were playing in those matches and sure enough the results came with the season climaxing with a 14th FA Cup crown.

It is fair to say that not too many managers have had a first-ever managerial experience quite like Mikel Arteta where he was diagnosed with the coronavirus (which if you don’t know already was a pandemic that paused the world) off the pitch, he also had to do a lot of learning on the job and made changes that were rewarded with results last term.

Going into the new season, fans were keen to see what Arsenal would do in the transfer market to back Arteta heading into his first full…