Arsenal board of directors have no intention to sack Mikel Arteta irrespective of the result and their performance ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspurs. Arsenal made a difficult start to their new Premier League season when they lost their first three games of the season against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City.
However Mikel Arteta’s men have bounced back since then recording three wins in all competitions and successfully keeping clean sheets in all three of them. The string of results have seemingly impressed the Arsenal board and they are optimistic about the team’s progress under his leadership. According to Daily Mail, Emirates chiefs are all in on Arteta after backing him in the transfer market to the whopping £150million.
Mikel Arteta was under immense pressure after losing the first three games and the rumours of his sacking affected him. He said It affected me a lot,” Arteta told Sky Sports. “When we lost against City, I had to put things into perspective.”
He added “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.”
Sunday’s North London Derby will be Arteta’s first with fans in attendance and the Spaniard is excited to enjoy the experience and not dwell on the pressure of the game. “To be fair, I can’t wait to have that experience,Even right now, after such a long time without them, I have experienced some London derbies but without supporters and I am saying supporters because I think that is the word to describe the people who are behind our football club.”
Who will the first North London Derby of the season?
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs face each other in this season’s first North London Derby. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were brushed aside by Chelsea losing 3-0 in their last league game. Winning the game against Spurs will boost the confidence in the Arsenal team and also the supporters who have been succumbed by a difficult start but will want the bragging rights after their team will win the North London Derby.
Who do you think will win the NLD?