Gary Lineker says he is convinced that Arsenal are moving in the “right direction” under the management of Mikel Arteta.
While fans should not be expecting the Gunners to be winning a league title any time soon, Lineker feels that Arteta is creating the foundations needed in order to bring the team success in the future:
“Arsenal may have lost [against Liverpool] but they’re heading in the right direction under Arteta. No doubt. He’s building something with exceptional young players. You can’t go from poor to great in one season, but the progress is clear to see….and it should be, even to those that have little or no understanding of the game.”
Lineker is bang on with his assessment. After being on the wrong end of some heavy defeats against the big three in the past, Arsenal’s two most recent performances against Manchester City and Liverpool show they have begun to turn a corner.
They were unlucky to lose both games and, while that may not mean a lot in terms of the club’s ambitions to qualify for the Champions League, their recent form against sides lower in the league indicate they are on the right track.
The fact that Arsenal’s starting eleven has the youngest average age out of any team in the top flight does suggest the best is yet to come.