Mikel Arteta hopes his Arsenal can continue their progress

‘We will do our best to be much better than last year’: Mikel Arteta wants his Arsenal team to continue their progress and hails ‘culture and spirit’ of Monday’s opponents Liverpool

  • Mikel Arteta hopes his Arsenal team can continue their progress under him
  • The Gunners have won two trophies since the Spaniard took over 10 months ago
  • He wants his team to show more consistency to close the gap to Liverpool
  • They go to Anfield on Monday having beaten the Reds at Wembley last month 

Two trophies in ten months of management would suggest that Mikel Arteta is something of a golden child when it comes to coaching.

Throw in the fact that the 38-year-old had to cope with the fall out of the coronavirus pandemic, ask the squad to take a pay cut and then persuade Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign a new deal, it’s easy to see why Arsenal have already elevated him from head coach to manager.

The reality is that no title change or internal promotion can hide the gap that Arsenal need to make up to be serious challengers again.

Mikel Arteta hopes his Arsenal team can…