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Desperate Arteta Clutching at Straws

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is holding out hope for a miracle from his former boss David Moyes this weekend. The Gunners need West Ham to defeat Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday to keep their Premier League title hopes alive.

During his pre-match press conference at the Sobha Realty Training Centre on Friday, Arteta was asked if he had reached out to Moyes, who he played under at Everton.

“No, I don’t think I need to do that, but he’s been instrumental and so important in my career, both as a footballer and as a person,” he explained. “He could help us fulfil our dream, and my personal dream, to win the Premier League. That would be unbelievable and always remain in my memory.”

“It’s really difficult to beat any opponent in the Premier League, and when there’s something at stake, that task becomes even more challenging,” Mikel added. “That’s not in our control, that’s for sure.

“We all know they are a bit closer because there’s one game less and they have to play at home, but they’re facing a really tough opponent. We have struggled against West Ham this season and in the past few seasons; they are really tough to beat. I’m sure they’re going to give it their all, and hopefully, they can help us achieve our dream.

“The beauty of this industry is that you come across people who have been significant in your life, and now you need something from them. Hopefully, it will happen.”

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  • Nigel Beanslaps says:

    Bit of a needlessly baiting title, Arteta has worked wonders at Arsenal, and let’s be honest, he’s taken Rice to the next level. Headlines like this, irrespective of the article contents, make us look desperate to shine others in a poor light instead of accepting and respecting that we’re not currently at such a level. Thankfully not as bad as Tottenham fans against City though, what a weird bunch they are!

  • Hazzy says:

    Need to get your facts right. Arsenal don’t need West Ham to beat Man. City. A draw would probably be enough for Arsenal to win the premier league.

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