Mikel Arteta has been immediately tasked with securing Champions League qualification with Arsenal season after being appointed as their new head coach.
The former Manchester City assistant manager was watching from the stands on Saturday as Freddie Ljungberg oversaw a 0-0 draw with Everton in his final match as interim boss before handing over the reins to the Spaniard.
A draw at Goodison Park means the Gunners are six points adrift of the Premier League top four prior to Chelsea’s clash with Tottenham, as Arsenal have undergone their worst start to a top-flight season since 1977.
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“There are different degrees of success and we want the highest degree eventually,” he said, via the Mirror.
“To get to one point you need to go through phases. Of course we want to be back fighting for all the titles that we can fight for in every season.
24y 50d – The average age of @Arsenal’s starting XI against Everton today is 24 years and 50 days, their youngest in a @premierleague match since the final day of the 2010-11 season against Fulham (24y 24d). Intent.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 21, 2019
Sanllehi added: “In his analysis of our squad he sees great potential of our youngsters and what we can build going forward.”