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Mikel Arteta ‘Went Through A Lot’ When He Got The Arsenal Job.

Updated: Apr 18, 2020

Arteta's arrival was seen as a sign of a fresh start at the Emirates Stadium.


Mikel Arteta has admitted that Arsenal were in a "difficult state' when he replaced Unai Emery at the helm.

The north London side were struggling in mid-table when Arteta was named as Gunners boss in December.

Following a disappointing start to the season under former PSG and Sevilla coach Emery, there was resentment from the Arsenal fans towards the club, but Arteta eventually steadied the ship before the coronavirus chaos.

"I went through a lot when I got here... I had eight or 10 players injured, and there were a lot of issues to deal with," Arteta - who is little more than three months into the job - told Sky Sports.

"The connection between fans, players and club was in a difficult state at that moment. We had to change that energy, the belief and the commitment from the players."

He added: "I was very pleased because everyone was on board with what we were doing. We started to win three or four games in a row and there was a much more positive mindset around the place.”

Arteta also revealed that he is planning “two or three scenarios” in the summer transfer window

The Spaniard said “I’m planning two or three different scenarios that we can face and depending on one of those three we can may be do more, less or nothing. We don’t know.

“We have to react daily to that, we don’t know the financial situation and what the rules are going to be, the timing, we don’t know the window and there’s so many things we can’t control at the moment."

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