Mon. May 16th, 2022

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Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal needed to endure this period of suffering before being able to “build something incredible”.

Arteta got off to a bright start as Arsenal manager, winning the FA Cup in his first season, but it has been an uphill battle since, with the Gunners finishing eighth in the Premier League last season.

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Three league defeats in a row at the start of this campaign left things looking bleak for Arteta, with pressure from fans mounting, but his side have somewhat answered the critics by recording three consecutive wins in response.

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“Every club has to go through different patches, and we went through the patch of the last 18 months with a big covid situation on the back of a lot of instability in the club in the last two or three seasons.

“That’s a difficult mix to suddenly turn things around and build something incredible. But I’m a big believer that this had to happen. For this club it had to happen – we had to experience this and that’s going to make us much stronger.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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