‘We’ve come a long way!’: Mikel Arteta insists he’s ‘transformed the energy, vibe and expectation’ at Arsenal despite surrendering top four spot to bitter rivals Tottenham
- Mikel Arteta spoke during a pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon
- Two defeat have left Arsenal hoping for a miracle to clinch a top four place
- Arteta believes the season has been one of huge progress whatever happens
Mikel Arteta was full of praise for everyone involved with Arsenal Football Club as he refused to be disheartened by the team’s failings in the final games of the season.
The Gunners had Champions League qualification in their hands with three games remaining but convincing defeats to Tottenham and Newcastle have left them hoping for a miracle on the final day of the season.
Speaking ahead of Sunday’s clash with Everton, Arteta said: ‘It’s been a long journey and a very challenging one this season but I think we have come a long way as a club.
Mikel Arteta refused to be disheartened by his team’s poor end of the Premier League season
‘As a team I think we have transformed the energy, the vibe and the expectation of this football club and we’ve done it together.
‘We’ve shown an incredible unity between the staff, the players and our people, who have been incredibly supportive throughout the season.
‘Now I can sense they have the hope and expectation to move this club to the place that it deserves. We’ve done it the way we predicted with the project we set a year ago.
We want to take the club to the next level. To do that we have a clear plan. There’s no secrets, we need resources and we need to improve the quality and the depth of the squad.
Arteta’s team have left a top four place slip out of their hands after consecutive defeats