Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa today sparked fantastic celebrations between the fans and the team, and the away support sang the manager’s name as we made it six wins from our last seven Premier League games.
It hasn’t happened often during Mikel Arteta’s tenure, but it was a illustration of how a togetherness is continuing to grow this season as the Gunners keep up the fight for a top four finish.
We’ve got super Mik Artetaaaaaa pic.twitter.com/CZaftiRnPi
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) March 19, 2022
The manager was asked about it at his post-game press conference and while he welcomed the show of unity, he refused to get carried away.
“They can join!, he said.
“The more people we have onboard, the better. It’s normal at this club and its history and tradition is to win all the time.
“That is the only thing that is acceptable and when you are sitting here or playing you have to accept that.
“When I am there I just look how can we get better because very quickly things can change in football because the margins are so remote so just look and be humble and look how we can improve because we have a lot of things to do much better.”
With an Interlull ahead and full two weeks to consider our position and what we need to do, Arteta sounded positive notes about achieving the finish Arsenal fans have slowly but surely become invested in as the campaign has progressed, while making sure nobody was getting carried away with 30 points still to play for.
“We have 10 games to go and what we did yesterday or today now it’s irrelevant,” he said.
“It’s what we’re going to do tomorrow, prepare, how we are going to improve the team and play better to win more games and especially more comfortably, because when you are so dominant like we were today, we have to score the second and third one and we’re not there yet.”