Despite a lacklustre last season and a series of sub-standard performances in the Premier League in 2021, the Arsenal top office has backed Mikel Arteta to continue his coaching job, according to the Daily Mail.
The Arsenal boss has come under severe scrutiny since the last season when the Gunners missed out on European football for the first time in 25 years. This season, Arteta drew flak after the Gunners registered three losses on the trot in the Premier League.
With new players coming in, Arsenal are now managing a tad better. Two close wins have set a momentum as well, but the fans still seem displeased with Arteta.
After Manchester City thumped Arsenal 3-0 this season, Arteta admitted to Sky Sports that he’s having a tough time dealing with the pressure.
“It affected me a lot,” the Arsenal boss said. “When we lost against [Manchester] City, I had to put things into perspective. “In life, things happen and they come at you, we cannot choose them. How you can take them and how you benefit from those, that’s in your hands. I said ‘listen, this is where we are. Let’s embrace it and analyse what we can do better and what I can do better myself’.”