'It’s a different experience, we have to adapt'

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'It’s a different experience, we have to adapt'

Like many of us over the past two years, Mikel Arteta will be working from home on Saturday when we host Manchester City at Emirates Stadium. 

Our head coach tested positive for COVID-19 last week, but remains in good spirits and is relishing the challenge of facing the reigning champions. 

"I’ve never experienced what I’m going to experience tomorrow, but it is what it is," Arteta said. 

"It’s a different experience, but we have to adapt to it and we’ve tried to do it in the best possible way to get prepared for tomorrow.

"It’s going to be very strange and I will need a big room so that I can walk and move a little bit because I won’t be able to sit on my sofa!

"It’s a big, big game for us and it’s a really frustrating thing not to be able to be there helping the team, but I will do my best from here with everything that I can do and we have prepared for every scenario possible.

"We know what we have to do and then it will be down to the players to execute that as much as possible tomorrow."

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