Mikel Arteta

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Ozil - The changes Arteta has made already

It may be early days in the Mikel Arteta era, but Mesut Ozil likes what he sees from our new head coach.

The pair used to be team-mates, but the World Cup winner feels our head coach is perfectly suited to his new role.

"He can show us everything he has learnt his long career so he knows exactly what we need to do, and so we know what we need to do as well," Ozil said. "He just pushes us far to get there so we can play successfully.
 
"He knows what to say to us, how to give us a positive attitude and how to make us be successful. I can see he is really hungry, but at the same time he is very down to earth and that is a very good characteristic to make us be a successful team.

"It is basically getting us back to the old Arsenal virtues. Fighting and having possession, being in control of the game, having the ball all the time. These are the things that he is working on with us and you can see it – everyone is smiling, laughing, enjoying their time at the moment and this has made us be successful now.
 
"I think he is the right man at this club."

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Arteta - My message to our fans across the world

Mikel Arteta has a very clear message for each of us: please stay at home to help limit the effects of coronavirus.

Our head coach has now recovered from the virus, but says it remains absolutely crucial for everyone across the world to play their part.

"We are living in a unique situation, so I think all of us are trying to react to the situation that is coming on a daily basis and trying our best to overcome the situation," Arteta told Arsenal Player.

"First of all I would like to send a message to all the people who have lost their loved ones, those who are suffering in hospitals, having difficult moments and are sick - we have a massive gratitude to everyone who is involved in healthcare, in hospitals, people in services, people trying to provide food, transportation, everything that is so relevant to us.

"And please to everybody [in the UK], we are a little bit behind other countries, for example Spain, where I know the situation they are living at the moment, and while we are having the opportunity a little bit to minimise the risk, I encourage everybody please to be responsible and stay at home as much as possible.

"That is all we can do from our position, we don’t have the ability to help others in other circumstances, so please at least stay at home and do what is required.

"We have to try to help the NHS as much as possible and we have to give the opportunity to the elderly people who needs this more than anybody else to get the treatment they require. We have to slow the process down and the virus down, so please stay at home."

 

 

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