Ahead of the conclusion of our Premier League campaign, Mikel Arteta has paid tribute to everyone who has helped make this season a success - especially our supporters.
After our women’s team ended their season yesterday by finishing third in the Women’s Super League, having already won the FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup and reaching the Champions League semi-finals, Mikel’s team will complete their 38-game campaign having secured second place in the Premier League and a return to the Champions League after six seasons away.
Our under-18s also made it all the way to the FA Youth Cup final, and all this was achieved in front of our loyal supporters, who have backed all our sides with passion throughout the campaign.
To thank them for their efforts in following our teams home and away - and from afar - during the past 10 months, Mikel wanted to pass on his gratitude to all Gooners for the part they’ve played in a memorable season.
Press play on the video above to hear his message, or read it below:
Throughout my time here, I saw our club returning. Returning to a feeling we have all missed, because there is something special behind us. This is togetherness.
So I want to thank you - all of you. Thank you to our players, who faced the season with passion and determination. When I watch our men and women training every single day, I can feel how much they want to deliver for this football club.
Thank you to everyone working alongside them. All together, doing what they believe is right. You cannot imagine how much it helps the players, how much belief it gives them.
And thank you to all our supporters, everywhere. Without you, it doesn’t make any sense what we do. You are our energy, you are living the game with us. You always have been in our attitude, in our self-belief. In the demands that push each other to seek excellence.
So that’s what we all must do. Demand more from each other. Support each other. Be connected in every action, in every win, in every single ball.
Now we focus on what’s in front, and if we keep moving forwards, we can achieve anything. Because we know what’s behind this club, behind this feeling.
This is our Arsenal.
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