Arteta has steadied the ship at the Emirates with results easily coming his way.
Mikel Arteta has been under attack within the fan base for his treatment of Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang who he sold to Barcelona last month.
The Arsenal manager was criticized for benching the Gabon striker yet the club struggled to score in the month of January.
The Spaniard were attacked for chasing Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic without fruition. Dusan ended up joining Italian giants Juventus.
Arsenal were left with Alexandre Lacazette upfront as the only experienced player. This left so many enraged and pointing fingers at the manager and club director Edu.
Since the barren draw against Burnley at the Emirates, the Gunners have gone on to clinch two crucial victories.
Many would have not ticked the two fixtures given their history. Wolves are a difficult opponent who have caused problems to top sides including Manchester United and Spurs.
Arsenal with one man down, were able to battle and walk away with three vital points.
On the opening night of the premier league, Brentford embarrassed Arteta and his team. Arsenal lost to the new boys by 2-0 that night.
However, it was a different game at the Emirates this time. Arsenal were comfortable winners with goals coming in from their youngsters Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe.
The youngsters Saka, Smith Rowe and Brazilian Martineli are shouldering the club’s burden this season. Arsenal must return to playing champions league football.
There is talk about Saka and his contract situation. Arteta must do what is within his means to ensure the club secures the fourth place.
The England international has so many teams within the premier league and abroad that are keeping eyes on him.
The beauty for Arsenal is that they are not playing so many games. They have enough players turning up fit and fresh for matches.
The last two fixtures have shown Arsenal are not struggling against the mid and lower end teams. It is what you need to win the league.
Arteta will need more fire power to close down the season. At the moment they are relying too much on Saka.
When goals dried up for him in January, the club struggled. Nicholas Pepe has been relegated to the bench due to the forms of Gabriel Martineli and Saka.
But he is one player who is capable of carrying the gunners on his own.
Arteta hailed his performance against Brentford: “Nicolas Pepe seems different now. His attitude, his smile, the way he is communicating with everybody, his energy. The way he has trained. His efficiency in training, his application”.
It is now up to former Arsenal captain to defy critics on several occasions this season.
Arteta has built a solid defence with the arrival of Ben White who has a good understanding with Brazil Gabriel, Japanese Takehiro Tomiyasu and Scot Kieran Tierney.
Ghaniain Thomas Partey is back to his best after the sending off immediately from his return from the Africa Cup of Nations.
Arsenal look like they can easily clinch the top four place if they continue with the current hunger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXD_R87x514
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