Arteta: We are going to do great things

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta believes they are going to do “great things together” in the coming years.

After just one defeat in his first nine games as Arsenal boss, Arteta is slowly making the Gunners tough to beat and the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellerin and Mesut Ozil have been talking positively over the winter break about the impact the new boss has had.

Arteta spoke to our partners at Sky Sports ahead of their clash against Newcastle on Sunday (Watch live, 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) and is confident the north London club are pushing in the right direction.

“I am convinced that we are going to do some great things together,” Arteta said. “We have every element that we need to be successful and take the club forward – and to do it in the way we want as well. It’s great to feel that the players are enjoying it, and that they believe in what we are trying to do. Now it’s down to us to accelerate the process as much as possible, without killing the process but by winning as many games as we can.”

Arsenal are 10 points off the top four heading into this weekend and Arteta’s side have drawn five of his nine games but there are signs they are improving defensively and are tougher to break down.
If that continues then the likes of Ozil, Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gabriel Martinelli have the quality in the final third to score goals for Arsenal.
Is this decent start all about the new manager bump for Arteta? Or is something bigger and more sustainable brewing at Arsenal?