Mikel Arteta talks about a dark start to Arsenal’s season
The Spaniard admitted struggling to keep stress at the door as he returns home from the Gunners’ losses after Arsenal scored their first win of the season against Norwich.
What did Mikel Arteta say?
Mikel Arteta presided over a tough start to the season, his side undergoing three starting losses on the trot before beating the Canaries. Until they got the best of Farke’s wrestling comrades, the North London outfit was at the bottom of the table – and Mikel has now admitted that his team’s wrestling is bleeding into his love life, leaving him wanting to punch himself. The former midfielder admitted that he thinks it’s impossible not to bring his job home. That’s why when someone sees his kids running around him and his wives just trying to change the subject and see things from a different perspective, it’s so rewarding.
This negativity must disappear. You must keep in mind that first and foremost you are doing the best you can, in your best quality, and not child yourself or make excuses. It is usually easiest to blame the players for not being good enough. Mikel Arteta has it. And then you try to retrain them. According to Arteta, he didn’t want to do it, because in the first place they don’t deserve it. The people around this club don’t deserve it. You just want to hit yourself because you’re doing the wrong thing and not getting the results you deserve.
Mikel Arteta faces serious trials
Lacking European football for the first time in a generation at Emirates Stadium, Mikel Arteta was tasked with bringing the Gunners back to their perch near the top of the Premier League this time frame. Despite the fact that in the first two seasons Mikel, who ended his playing career at the club as a two-time FA Cup winner, had chances against him, even after spending the summer. Arteta, 39, is one of the youngest top-flight managers ever – hoping Saturday’s win over the Canaries can rekindle form.