New-boy Mikel Arteta has been widely tipped to be the replacement for departed ex-captain Cesc Fabregas. While the experienced Spaniard has publicly stated he is a different player to Fabregas, he has revealed that Cesc helped him settle at the club after he chatted to him the day after his transfer.
Describing his talk with Arsenal’s ex-captain and the pressure at the Emirates, Arteta told the gunner’s official website Arsenal.com:
I talked to him the day after I signed the contract. He advised me on two or three things and he was really nice to me.
He told me about the areas to live, about the team, about the club, how good they are, about the people at the club. It was really good.
When you play for a club like Arsenal, you’re going to have some pressure. You need to handle it, try your best. Every club that I’ve been at, there has been pressure but I think pressure is something positive.
That means that people are expecting something from you. I don’t mind. I am happy with the players here, that they can make us good and to play some good football.
The Spanish maestro definitely knows how to pick a pass and hopefully with the return of Song and eventually Wilshere in a month or two, the three can form a dominant force in midfield and unleash our potent forward three!