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Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, has opted not to celebrate even if his team secures a victory against Everton on the final day of the season.

Mikel Arteta’s Approach to Second Place and Arsenal’s Title Aspirations


As the Premier League’s final showdown approaches, all eyes are split between the Etihad Stadium and the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal’s crucial clash against Everton. Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager, has made it clear that he won’t be celebrating if his team finishes second, even with a potential victory over his former club Everton on the last day of the season.


The Gunners are well aware that securing a win in their last game is imperative to keep their dreams of a first title in two decades alive. However, their fate also depends on Manchester City dropping points against West Ham at the Etihad Stadium.


Should City emerge victorious, regardless of Arsenal’s result, the title will remain in Manchester. This scenario could mean no celebrations for Arteta’s side even if they manage to secure all three points against Everton.


Arteta’s stance on celebrating a second-place finish is resolute, reflecting on the progress the club has made. He believes that recognition is due for the journey so far but emphasizes the need to push further.


“I can’t celebrate coming second,” Arteta expressed to BBC Sport. “The people deserve recognition for how far we’ve come, but we must continue to strive for more.”


He underlined the importance of competitiveness in driving improvement and maintaining high standards. This competitive spirit, according to Arteta, is crucial in pushing oneself to new heights.


The title race has seen Arteta pitted against his former mentor, Pep Guardiola. Reflecting on his coaching journey from being Guardiola’s assistant at Man City to managing Arsenal, Arteta acknowledged the significant lesson learned from Guardiola.


“The lesson is in the relentless work ethic, maintaining ambition and enthusiasm daily,” he explained. “Pep’s ability to sustain such drive is extraordinary.”

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