Arsenal’s new head coach Mikel Arteta says the current crop of players in the club are talented enough to fight for big trophies.
Arteta stated this after he was confirmed as Arsenal’s new manager on Friday in a three-and-half year contract.
It is a return to Arsenal for the former number two man at Manchester City who played for Arsenal from 2011 to 2016.
The current squad have struggled for form so far this season after just one win in their last 12 games in all competitions.
The win came in the 3-1 comeback win against West Ham United.
“This is a huge honour. Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world,” Arteta said after his unveiling.
“We need to be competing for the top trophies in the game and that’s been made very clear to me in my discussions with Stan and Josh Kroenke, and the senior people from the club.
“We all know there is a lot of work to be done to achieve that but I am confident we’ll do it. I’m realistic enough to know it won’t happen overnight but the current squad has plenty of talent and there is a great pipeline of young players coming through from the academy.”
He said his first task is to know the players and promised to bring back the fast attacking football Arsenal is known for.
“My first task will be to get to know the players better and get them playing the kind of fast flowing, attacking football that Arsenal supporters want to see.”
Arteta will take over as Gunners boss on Sunday, leaving Freddie Ljungberg in interim charge for the trip to Everton – another of Arteta’s former clubs – on Saturday.
Arsenal are currently 10th in the Premier League with 22 points.
Meanwhile the Arsenal hierachy have announced that Arteta’s backroom staff will be confirmed soon.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.