‘He loves this club’ Arsenal Chief backs Arteta amid criticism

Sat 12 December 2020 | 13:35

Venkatesham sees Arteta as a coach who can lead Arsenal to success.

Mikel Arteta

signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Gunners in December 2019 after he was chosen to be the successor of Unai Emery at Emirates. Arteta’s first months at the club were considered successful as the Former Arsenal captain managed to bring back the team’s consistency by the end of the last season. However, since the start of the new season Arsenal have not played in their best form and have managed to collect only 13 points from 11 matches in the

Premier League

. Many have doubted Arteta’s ability to manage the team but the Club’s chief executive

Vinai Venekatesham

believes that his club has invested in the right person.

"With Mikel, we have got a number of things,"

Venekatesham told The Times.

"You've got an individual who has extraordinary experience in the Premier League across his time at Arsenal, Everton, Manchester City and then back at Arsenal.

"You have got a guy that loves this club and understands what it means to play for this club, and he was obviously captain here. You've got a guy who is a real team player.

"The team he's formed with technical director Edu - and also his staff - is really strong. You've got a guy who is absolutely driven to succeed, but doing it in a way that respects our history and traditions.

"I think with him we have got a really powerful individual."


source: SportMob