Mikel Arteta: We are still upset and we want more

"We want to be consistently [competing] with the best"

by Sead Dedovic
Mikel Arteta: We are still upset and we want more

In spite of the fact that many football fans were not optimistic about Mikel Arteta and Arsenal this season, the London club has surprised everyone. Although, by all accounts, the new champion will be Manchester City, no one can dispute Arsenal's success.

They are still in the fight for the title, there are still a few rounds left, and the Champions League is already secured. The defeat against City (4:1) was not easy to accept, but Arteta is already satisfied with this season.

"Within the disappointment [after defeat to Manchester City] and the spirit around it, there are two things,” Arteta said, as quoted by eurosport.com
"Firstly, we need to recognise what a lot of people have done at the club to get us back into the Champions League.

It was already a difficult thing to achieve and not a lot of people were optimistic that we had the ability to do that at the start of the season.
So, the first thing is to recognise what a lot of good work people have done to try to achieve that.
The second thing, which is what I like the most, is that even after achieving that with six games to go - something that I don't think has been done in more than a decade at this club - we are still not satisfied, we are still upset and we want more.
We want to be consistently [competing] with the best.

That is the mentality that we need and that is what I have loved more over the last few days."

Mikel Arteta on his team

The Spaniard emphasizes that it is necessary to remember the defeat against Manchester City, and now they have to focus on trying to win the next games, and who knows, maybe in the end they will lift the Premier League trophy.

"We have achieved what is difficult to achieve and we can still achieve the Premier League because there is five games to go and a lot of things are going to happen still.
What we have to do is forget about what happened last week, learn from it and move on into the next game at home in a London derby and put things right."

Mikel Arteta