Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta revealed that missing out on the Premier League title still hurts. Last season, the Gunners held a 248-day lead in the Premier League championship battle until being finally overtaken by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who went on to win the treble, leaving the north London team trophyless for a third consecutive season. Although Arteta confesses it still hurts that his team came up short, he believes there were many benefits to be gained from the previous term and throughout his whole time.
“I still feel terrible about not winning the Premier (League) after battling with City for 10 months. However, that is the sport. Having said that, it is impressive what a young squad has accomplished. That is also apparent to me,” Mikel Arteta said on losing the Premier League title. “This began (more than three years ago). while we played against Arsenal while I was Pep’s assistant at City, I could see that the club’s spirit had been lost. It wasn’t felt, it wasn’t savored. I was aware that sitting on the opposing bench was an option shortly thereafter and that because of the club’s size, it was necessary to build a connection between the players and the supporters. It was challenging, but now I’m content. We are united, we know who we are, and we are energized. The major issue is that. They all exert pressure in the same direction, top to bottom.”
Arteta insisted he was “happy” and “grateful” to remain at the north London club in response to a query on rumors linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, where he had spent an 18-month loan stint during his playing career. On August 12, the Gunners play Nottingham Forest to open the 2023–24 season.
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