Arsenal fans were feeling optimistic after former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure commented on Mikel Arteta.
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The Ivory Coast international claimed that the Spaniard is ‘very smart’ and praised him for all that he has achieved in the game. He also went on to say that he thinks he will be ‘good, good, good’ for the club because the Gunners need ‘a new mind and a new setup’ (via AP).
Arteta seems to be on the brink of being appointed as the new head coach after it was reported by ESPN that an announcement could be today.
His last game for the Citizens could prove to be last night’s 3-1 win over Oxford United in the Carabao Cup.
It was a victory that saw City set up Manchester derby in the semi-finals of the competition after they were drawn against United, who beat Colchester United 3-0.
Arsenal fans were full of optimism after the comments from Toure as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
Arteta will win double this season.
FA Cup and Europa League
— INVINCEARSENAL (@INVINCEARSENAL) December 18, 2019
Interesting that high profile football people think its a good idea and yous guys don’t.
— Mark Easton (@_Easton___) December 18, 2019
He is going to succeed
— seun (@sonofakim1) December 18, 2019
What a good coach🤤 https://t.co/FWXWT63F27
— Prince of the Source (@Beesberry) December 18, 2019
New minds ✅ new setup I’m all for that , I wish in all the best COYG https://t.co/l4DbzaXKfP
— Omo oloruntoyin 🥰🥰 (@ilesanmi_mayowa) December 18, 2019
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In Arteta I trust
— Katwere (@Katwere2) December 19, 2019
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