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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists lockdown increases squad’s ‘responsibility to give fans happiness’

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists second lockdown increases the squad’s ‘responsibility to give fans happiness’ as Gunners gear up for Europa League clash with Molde

  • Arsenal host Molde in the Europa League on Thursday night at the Emirates
  • Mikel Arteta’s men have made the perfect start to their European campaign
  • The Gunners beat Man United away 1-0 in the Premier League last time out 
  • Arteta wants his squad to give joy to Arsenal fans during the second lockdown 

Mikel Arteta says his players have even greater responsibility to bring some joy to Arsenal supporters as the country prepares to head into a second lockdown.

The nation will shut down for at least another month from Thursday though, unlike during the first lockdown earlier this year, elite sport will be allowed to continue.

Arteta, whose side face Norwegian’s Molde, who have also won their opening two group matches, in their third Europa League game on Thursday, said: ‘The message to the fans is that I miss them a lot.

Mikel Arteta wants his Arsenal squad to give fans happiness during the…