Arsenal: 5 key reasons to be positive in times of hardship

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Bukayo Saka and Mikel Arteta, Arsenal (Photo by MIKE HEWITT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

2. Young players coming through

One thing that is underrated about the Arsenal squad is how young it actually is. If you brush the likes of David Luiz aside, there are Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock who are all featuring heavily in the starting XI.

Next season, there will also be the likes of William Saliba, Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe who I’m sure will also feature a lot in the first team. Mikel Arteta really does have one of the finest breadths of young players in the Premier League, which is of course a reason to be positive.

1. Mikel Arteta is the right man for the job

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Mikel Arteta is a significant upgrade on Unai Emery. If you disagree, then imagine me shaking my head angrily at you because that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m kidding, but it is very hard to dispute that Arteta is a good manager when you look at the statistics and how many players he has improved for the better.

The likes of Granit Xhaka, Alexandre Lacazette and even Shkodran Mustafi are looking like much greater players under the tutelage of the Spanish boss, and as far as Arsenal fans are concerned, long may it continue.

It’s refreshing to have stability in a manager with a long-term plan. Arteta understands that managing Arsenal is a marathon and not a sprint, which is exactly the mindset needed to be a great coach at this, unfortunately, falling club. I must stop as I think I’m falling more and more in love with his gorgeous man by the day and it’s not healthy to love someone as much as I love Mikel.

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Which is the highest hope you hold for Arsenal in these times of hardship?