HomeArsenal FCArteta on Arsenal's Champions League Chances

Arteta on Arsenal’s Champions League Chances


Mikel Arteta confident Arsenal’s return to Champions League won’t be a major disruption

Arsenal are back in the Champions League for the first time since the 2016-17 season and manager Mikel Arteta is confident their return won’t be a major disruption. The north Londoners resume the campaign following the international break with three difficult matches in quick succession.

Speaking on David Seaman’s Seaman Says podcast this week, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger suggested this season could be more difficult for Arsenal as a result of their European commitments, saying: ‘We have to deal with the Champions League, so that costs points as well.’

But Arteta feels the Gunners are more than equipped to deal with their return to the Champions League and is excited by the trio of games that awaits his side this coming week.

Arteta: We’re Ready for the Challenge

Asked how much playing the Champions League games will test Arsenal, Arteta replied: ‘Well, it’s exactly the same as last year. We played every three days, but it was the Europa League. So the competition is different. Obviously, the demands of that competition and the expectations are different, especially as we’ve been away from there for seven years. But it’s excitement. This is where we want to be. When you look at the fixtures and the games that we have to play, I think everybody’s really looking forward to it.’

On facing Everton, PSV and Spurs over the next week, he continued: ‘I’m really excited about it obviously. First, Everton is the only one that we have in mind. Obviously our record speaks for itself. In the last six years we haven’t won there, so we’re going to have to earn it and we know that we’re going to have to be at our best to beat them there and it’s something that we haven’t managed to do, so that’s where we’re going to start.’

CEO Vinai Venkatesham Stepping Down

Arteta also touched on CEO Vinai Venkatesham announcing he would step away from his role next summer, saying: ‘He’s been here 14 years and I think he has a right to make that call. He’s made that call. He thinks it’s the best thing for him, for his future, for his family. For what I can say from my side: I had a great working relationship with him. I enjoy it. He’s a person, first of all, that I value, who has been integral in what we’ve done and I want to wish him the best. But I think he still have a lot of things to do in the meantime until the end of the season!’


Mikel Arteta is confident Arsenal can handle their return to the Champions League and is looking forward to the challenge ahead. With three difficult matches in quick succession coming up, Arteta knows his side will have to be at their best if they are to come away with a positive result. Meanwhile, CEO Vinai Venkatesham has announced he will be stepping down from his role next summer.

For more stories like this, check our sport page. Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Related articles:

Rodri Emerges as Guardiola’s Top Performer, Outshining Haaland and De Bruyne

Discover how Rodri has emerged as Pep Guardiola's top performer, outshining Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne. With an unbeaten run of a year, Rodri's incredible record includes 42 wins, 10 draws, and 5 titles. Despite being overlooked for individual awards, his unwavering dedication to team success has made him a standout player. Learn why many consider Rodri the best midfielder in the world and how his humble attitude keeps him focused on collective achievements. Read more about Rodri's remarkable journey with Manchester City.

Man Utd’s Extensive Scouting Trips for Jadon Sancho Replacement

The 18-year-old is emerging as a summer target for the Red Devils.

Why Chelsea Might Lose Out on Top Forward Despite £73m Transfer Offer

Discover Chelsea's battle to secure the signature of top forward Viktor Gyokeres, despite offering a staggering £73 million transfer fee. However, their pursuit may be in jeopardy if they fail to secure Champions League football for next season. Sporting is determined to keep Gyokeres and raise his release clause, making it a challenging task for Chelsea to land the prolific forward. Read on to find out more about this intense transfer saga.

“Unbeatable: Man City Star’s Year-Long Winning Streak Yields FIVE Trophies”

Discover the incredible year-long unbeaten streak of Manchester City star Rodrigo, who has not only achieved this amazing feat but has also secured five trophies during this period. Learn how his contributions have been instrumental in Manchester City's success, including their triumph in the Champions League, Premier League, and more. Find out why fans and critics can't stop praising his exceptional talent and unwavering commitment to victory. Read more now!

Latest News:

Carabao Cup Final Tickets: Chelsea vs. Liverpool in Club Wembley – Get Yours Now!

Looking for Carabao Cup Final tickets? Witness history in the making as Liverpool takes on Chelsea at Club Wembley. Don't miss this chance to see your favorite team in action, and as a Club Wembley member, enjoy unbeatable benefits like the best seats, exclusive food and drink options, and access to members-only events. Travel hassle-free and never miss a moment of the action with Club Wembley membership. Plus, get first access to other exciting events at Wembley. Find out more and secure your place in history at Enter our competition for a chance to win tickets!

Chargers’ New GM Joe Hortiz: A Winning Vision for Every Year

Discover the winning vision of the Los Angeles Chargers' new general manager, Joe Hortiz. Learn about his approach to navigating the team's salary cap challenges, emphasis on utilizing compensatory picks, finalizing the coaching staff, and incorporating analytics into decision-making. With Hortiz's expertise and commitment to building a winning team every year, the Chargers are poised for success in the NFL.

Leeds Secure FA Cup Victory with Late Extra-Time Goals against Plymouth

Leeds United secure a thrilling FA Cup victory against Plymouth Argyle with late extra-time goals. Read about the dramatic match that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the very end. Find out how Leeds emerged victorious and what lies ahead for the team in the fifth round of the competition. The Ultimate Hub for Film Downloads & Sports Enthusiasts

Looking for a convenient platform to stream and download your favorite films and TV shows? Look no further than! With its vast collection of movies from various genres and languages, high-quality streaming experience, regular updates with new releases, and user-friendly interface, is the ultimate hub for entertainment enthusiasts. Discover why it's popular among movie enthusiasts and learn how to navigate and search for movies on this must-visit website. Start enjoying a cinematic experience like never before with!

Spurs’ Remarkable Academy Turnaround: Revolutionizing with World’s Top Young Talents

Experience the remarkable turnaround of Tottenham Hotspur's academy as they revolutionize their approach to nurturing and developing the world's top young talents. With a focus on youth, the club is making significant investments in their academy, resulting in thriving reserves and under-18s teams. Led by former managing director of football Fabio Paratici, Tottenham is scouting and signing promising talents from across the globe, securing their future success. While there is still room for improvement, Spurs' ambition to become a destination for the world's best young players is evident. Discover how this rejuvenation project is shaping the future of the club and creating a pathway for talented individuals to make an impact at the highest level.