Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal are heading in the right direction

Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal are ready to explode with Gunners boss confident that north Londoners are heading in the right direction… but admits success on the pitch will convince outsiders of positivity behind the scenes

  • Mikel Arteta says his Arsenal project is ready to explode and enjoy a good run 
  • The Gunners boss is convinced that the club are heading in the right direction 
  • However, Arteta admitted that results on the pitch others of the same notion
  • Arsenal will try to avenge their Europa League exit to Olympiacos on Thursday 

Mikel Arteta insists his Arsenal project is about to explode but admits only success on the pitch will convince outsiders of what he is seeing behind the scenes.

Arteta remains confident that Arsenal are heading in the right direction despite a season of inconsistency which has left them languishing in mid-table and undermined their attempts to build on their FA Cup win in his first campaign in charge.

‘I think this project is going to go “bang” but sometimes it is difficult to see the moment,’ said Arteta. ‘You need to win to convince anybody you are doing a good job and taking the club in the right direction. 

Mikel Arteta insists that his Arsenal project is ready to explode into a good run of results

The Spaniard says that he is confident that the Gunners’ strong training will translate in games

‘It does not matter how well you play — if you don’t win, we are not going to convince any fan we are doing a great job.’

Arteta admitted Arsenal are out for revenge in tonight’s Europa League last 16 first leg against Olympiacos after being dumped out by the Greeks last season. 

‘We have some feelings towards that team that we want to put right,’ he said. ‘Emotionally it took some time because it really hurt.’

TV: Olympiacos v Arsenal, 8pm. LIVE on BT Sport 1 from BT Sport 2 from 7.30pm. 

However, Arteta admitted that outsiders will agree with his view if they perform when it counts




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