Arsenal fans are convinced that their manager Mikel Arteta predicted Manchester United’s 7-0 loss to Liverpool. The Red Devils were demolished by Jurgen Klopp’s side, leaving them 14 points behind the Gunners at the top of the table. Arsenal fans, still buzzing after their 3-2 comeback win over Bournemouth on Saturday, even joked that their boss can predict the future.
During the game against Bournemouth, Arteta was spotted on the sidelines holding up seven fingers. One Arsenal supporter poked fun at Man Utd by posting a photo of Arteta’s gesture and adding the scoreline from Anfield. Fans found it hilarious and praised Arteta’s supposed ability to see into the future.
Perhaps being able to see into the future is a talent needed at Arsenal, as even director of football Edu has been at it. When Arteta was under serious pressure two years ago, the former Arsenal midfielder ensured supporters that the “future is beautiful” with the Spaniard in charge.
Fans will be wondering if either Arteta or Edu know where the Premier League title is heading in May. Arsenal is currently in the driving seat, five points ahead of closest challengers Manchester City.
The Gunners have been in fine form this season, having won nine of their last ten games in all competitions. They have also kept six clean sheets in their last eight Premier League matches. Arteta has been praised for his tactical nous and his ability to get the best out of his players.
One of the key factors behind Arsenal’s success this season has been their defence. The Gunners have conceded just 11 goals in 15 Premier League games, which is the joint-best defensive record in the league along with Manchester City.
Arteta has also been praised for his man-management skills, with several players speaking highly of him in recent interviews. The likes of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, and Gabriel Martinelli have all flourished under Arteta’s guidance.
Arsenal fans will be hoping that their manager’s supposed ability to predict the future will continue to work in their favour. The Gunners face a tough run of fixtures over the festive period, with games against Southampton, West Ham, and Leeds United coming up.
If Arteta can continue to get the best out of his players and keep his team focused on the task at hand, then Arsenal could be in with a real chance of winning their first Premier League title since 2004.