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Arteta: ‘I have adapted much more than I thought’

Tue 29 December 2020 | 9:41

Mikel Arteta says that despite Arsenal's current predicament, he is optimistic about the future and has managed to adapt to the club.



Mikel Arteta

, who is under a lot of pressure due to his team's poor results and his current position in the

Premier League

table, says that although the current situation of the Gunners is not good, he has high hopes for the future.


joined Arsenal in December last year after three years working as

Pep Guardiola

's assistant at

Manchester City


He won FA Cup with Arsenal last season and became very popular among the fans, but the Gunners did not have a good start to the new season and are currently 15


in the table.

“I question myself every day, but since I arrived here, first of all I had to analyze really well what is happening, what we can and what we cannot do,"

Arteta told reporters

"And I have adapted much more than probably what I thought I would when I took the team, because there are certain things that I think are much better for the qualities of the players that we have, and other things that probably we are not prepared to do yet.

"Obviously we have to adapt because at the end of the day we have to make life as simple, as clear and as efficient as possible for our players when they go on to that pitch.

"I think there's a message within the squad that everybody's important here, everybody's here to contribute, and everybody's useful.

"It doesn't matter if you are young or a senior player, everybody's here to contribute.

"And I think it's a great message for everybody that when we have to rely on them, we know that we can rely on them and we don't have any doubts about them."

source: SportMob