Managers are no different and after his first full campaign in charge of Arsenal Mikel Arteta is currently enjoying some down time with his wife, his three sons and his much beloved dogs. From the very beginning of his time at the Emirates, Arteta has been very clear that his team is tactically not where he wants it to be. “In which timeframe we could do them and I want to spend time building, creating and with all the foundations that we have in place now, evolving the club and everything in the way that we want to do.” “I want a preseason where we can work with the players and create. I’m a really creative person, I really want to create and evolve and a lot of the time since I’ve come here, I’ve been determined to make some very, very difficult decisions that I have to do.” “There’s still a lot to improve, a lot of quality to add. much more efficient in decision-making, much quicker to open situations up when advantages are there, many more situations to feel when advantages are obtained.” “More control of games, more defensive actions in the opponent’s half, fewer giveaways in our own half, more clean sheets. There’s a lot to do – more goals to score, more creativity. A lot to do.” With the early FA Cup and Community Shield success alongside the completely unknown territory of the COVID-19 pandemic Arteta built up plenty of good will from supporters to buy him some much needed time to develop his project.