Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has proven to be a genius in managing the team after taking over from Unai Emery in December. No one rooted for Arsenal after losing the North London derby against Tottenham, with the team’s defense being its nemesis.
However, the Spaniard was able to work on the loopholes in the defense and got results against Liverpool and Manchester City. The high point for the former Arsenal captain and now current Arsenal manager is the win over his former boss Pepe Guardiola in the FA Cup.
It would be a successful season for Arteta no doubt if he ended helping Gunners lift the FA Cup title. They won the semi-final and will go on to face the winner between Chelsea and Manchester United.
Arteta has proven that he can win against the best teams in the premier league, all he needs is the financial support of the board to get the players that will help Arsenal to become a top football title contender.
This kind of young manager with a good player-manager relationship skill could help Gunners attract first-class players that will help bring success to the club.
Mikel Arteta’s record as Arsenal manager
Arteta’s first game as Arsenal manager was against Bournemouth on December 26, 2019. The former Arsenal captain began with a 1-1 draw.
Three days later, he suffered his first loss, which was a 2-1 loss to Chelsea at the Emirate Stadium after going ahead. Tammy Abraham’s late strike was enough to secure maximum points for Frank Lampard.
He recorded his first win on New Year day in a match totally dominated against Manchester United at the Emirates.
Two first-half goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis secured the maximum points for the Spaniard.
He was able to survive a scare against Championship winners, Leeds United in the FA Cup by winning 1-0 through a 55th-minute strike from Reiss Nelson.
His next three games against Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park, Sheffield United at the Emirate, and Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge ended in draws.
He will later record another 2-1 win against Bournemouth in the 5th round of the FA Cup.
After playing anther goalless draw with Burnley at the Turf Moor, Arsenal wallopped Newcastle United 4-0 at the Emirates, with goals coming from Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil, Nicolas Pepe, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arteta also went to Greece to record a 1-0 win over Olympiacos in the Europa League, courtesy of a solitary strike from Lacazette.
He continued the winning run in the Premier League by defeating an impressive Everton 3-2 at the Emirate.
He would however suffer a shock exit fro the Europa League in the hands of the Greek champions who won 2-1 at the Emirate to progress through away goals.
The team returned to winning ways under him with a 2-0 win over Portsmouth in the FA Cup before another 1-0 win over West Ham in the League.
After the restart from coronavirus break, Arteta suffered a 3-0 loss against dethroned champions, Manchester City.
He also recorded another 2-1 loss at Brighton after going ahead.
He would fro there began a four-match winning streak with a 2-0 win over Southampton at St. Mary’s before brushing past Sheffield United in the Quarter-finals of the FAC Cup 2-1.
He added the Norwich City’s misery with a 4-0 capitulation in the Premier League before reco4ding another impressive 2-0 win away at Wolves to maintain his push for European football.
He couldn’t go beyond Leicester City in a Premier League game at the Emirate which ended 1-1.
He lost the North London derby 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspurs five days later.
Since then Arteta shocked bookmakers with a 2-1 win over newly crowned champions, Liverpool in the Premier League before brushing past Manchester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup.