Xavi Hernandez has said that Mikel Arteta’s success as Arsenal manager does not surprise him.
The £159,000-a-week player at the Emirates Stadium has turned the team’s luck around, despite the full support of Ilkay Gundogan, Ian Wright, Vincent Kompany, and Bernardo Silva, to name a few. Experts and football fans alike have been shocked by this.
The Arsenal team missed a great opportunity to advance to the Champions League final last season by failing to seize it.
Xavi always believed that the manager of Arsenal would resolve the issue, despite the fact that some people believed that this issue might have been Mikel Arteta’s final straw.
Because he was new to the job, which was a big one, many people had doubts about the former Manchester City assistant manager when he was manager of the Gunners.
Despite the fact that Mikel Arteta is leading his team’s effort to win the Premier League, Xavi told the Times that he is not at all surprised by his success at Arsenal.
“No, he’s not surprising me because he had the best references [having worked with Guardiola at City] and because if you played central midfield for Barça, you already have a head start because you already know the map of your pitch,” she said. “He’s not surprised me because he had the best references.”