Mikel Arteta opens up and admits he is out to emulate Jurgen Klopp & get Arsenal to be ‘the best’
Mikel Arteta is only concerned with becoming “the best” at Arsenal, with the Spaniard looking to use the success enjoyed by Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
Arteta has only been at the Arsenal for a few months and despite the good feeling that is around him at the club, there is alot of work that needs to go into this Arsenal side, as it is not good enough to win trophies, sorry.
But lofty targets are being set as the 38-year-old seeks to emulate the achievements of Klopp, who he will be sharing a touchline with on Wednesday ahead of the Premier League clash with the Premier League Champions.
He told Sky Sports “If you ask me that question in four years and we’re both sitting here and I can tell you ‘yes, we’ve done it’, I will be so happy.
“But I know how many decisions have to be right and how much support you need from the club and the people around, and how much connection you to have to generate from your fans to have the full package, and afterwards it’s football.
“The context right now is different to what it was as well four years ago and the abilities for a club to rebuild something is more limited, but it’s certainly something we have to look at and how they did it because it’s a great example.
“But we have to know that we have to do it our way, with our resources and have it in mind that the content right now is different, but we are heading to be the best and this is my only objective with this club. We have to find a way to do it.”
Pressed on whether he thinks such ambition is realistic across the next four years, the former midfielder said: “I don’t want to talk about four years in football. It’s almost impossible.
“You have to see a trend and you have to see movement and you have to see that the direction that you are taking is the right one and that you are making progress all the time.
“At the end of the season we are going to have to assess where we are in all terms of the club, what is the ambition and where we want to head in.
“In order to do that, either the ambition and the level is equal or it’s not realistic or it’s more than realistic. That’s what we have to get a deal on.”