Before the match against Newcastle United in the FA Cup, Mikel Arteta wanted to encourage his youngsters for their talent and determination.
A great deal of the good results Mikel Arteta has this season are the youngsters at Arsenal, who have saved his job a number of times. Whether it’s Kieran Tierney or Bukayo Saka, these players represent Arsenal’s new blood and the club’s bright future. Today, the Spanish manager has a new opportunity to show the world other great young talents in the FA Cup.
Reiss Nelson got a chance to play alongside Tierney and other great players at the club. Arteta recognizes the work they have done over the season and motivates them to keep improving. These kids are one of the reasons the Gunners may actually have a chance to get out of the mid-table. Most of them will surely get their chance to shine.
Arteta’s motivation to his youngsters.
Right before the FA Cup third-round match against Newcastle, Mikel Arteta was asked about the players’ enthusiasm to play at Arsenal. Although he recognizes there is pressure on them sometimes, Arteta commended all of them for taking it as per Sky Sports: “You use the right word which is enthusiasm and that needs to flourish sometimes in a team when it is a little bit concerned and has some fear because of the results and pressure.
“I think they were really helpful because they re-energized the team and pushed the team in a different direction and different rhythm. Obviously, young players need that solidity and experience and maturity the experienced players bring, so it is a good combination.”