Mikel Arteta has handed Arsenal fans some excellent news ahead of the Premier League’s return.
Arsenal face off with West Ham on Boxing Day in their first competitive game since the World Cup.
The Gunners head into the game sat 5 points clear atop of the Premier League after an outstanding start.
However, Arsenal will have to face the Hammers without the services of Gabriel Jesus, who picked up a long-term injury at the WC with Brazil.
As for West Ham, they’re down in sixteenth place in the Premier League and have lost 4 of their last 5.
Ahead of the match, Mikel Arteta has acknowledged that Arsenal are in a very good place:
“I think we’re in a really good place. Everybody is in a high emotional state because we are where we want to be which is the top of the league,” he said when asked concerning the title race after his side’s 2-0 friendly loss to Juventus.
“I think we have deserved to be in the position that we’re in with the way we have played and approached games. This window has been to reinforce the position that we’re in. The good news is the amount of things we can still to do to improve to be a better team.”