Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta: I will give every drop of blood for this club – live!

Arsenal appoint Mikel Arteta as manager to replace EmeryEverton also close to confirming Carlo Ancelotti appointmentWhy not send your thoughts to Gregg on email or Twitter 5.45pm GMTAnd that’s that. If I was an Arsenal fan, I’d be encouraged. If a large part of management is about communication, Arteta does it very well. He looks and sounds like he cares and his Pep-like emphasis on believing every act is important suggests there will be no getting away with slacking. By the sounds of it, standards will not be allowed to slip any further than they already have and, in fact, should be raised over time. 5.40pm GMTArteta speaks really well. He’s engaging and passionate and if you were a player you would warm to him. It’s little wonder he captained Arsenal. He says he has been influenced positively by both Arsène Wenger and Pep Guardiola. So, expect to see Wengerolia-style football Gunners fans: I was born in Barcelona and the club that had the most similar value, styles and ambition was Arsenal. One man believed in me, Arsene Wenger, he gave me the chance to play for this club.Every day is important, every act is important. The secret is that the people, players and staff have to believe what you are trying to deliver. Continue reading…