Mikel Arteta will take charge of his first home game as Arsenal welcome Chelsea to the Emirates tomorrow. It will be a great test for the new head coach, but he believes the fans can help improve the atmosphere for the team. He believes that the atmosphere will improve with the right performance.
He said, “First I need to convince the players and then, if I can convince the players, afterwards we can convince the fan.
“I think it’s very, very important in my job. At the end of the day they’re expecting a lot from us.
“We have to give them enjoyment, we have to make their lives better and, when we win, it will be better because they will be happier. It’s our responsibility and we have to do everything we can to achieve that.”
In reference to the match away at the vitality, the manager was encouraged by the interaction between fans and players.
“I was really pleased with how the fans treated the players, and I was happy that the players went to see the fans after the game as well because we need that connection,” he continued.
“Slowly, we need to build that back to where it was. It’s going to be very powerful for us to use that.”
We wish Mikel Arteta the best of luck in his first home game at Arsenal head coach.