Reporter shares what he heard about £96,000-a-week Arsenal man

Guillem Balague spoke to James Allcott on YouTube, where he made a ‘worrying’ claim about Mikel Arteta at Arsenal.

What is the story?

Well, the Spanish reporter was keen to highlight just how hard the £96,153-a-week Arsenal man works at the Emirates Stadium.

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In fact, Balague thinks Arteta works so tirelessly that he could eventually burn out.

Speaking to Allcott on YouTube, the 53-year-old said: “He’s the engine of the club now which is a little worrying because I think it could wear him down. He really puts everything on his shoulders.

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Now, we think some Arsenal fans should take this into account the next time they post #ArtetaOut on Twitter, or show up to games with Arteta Out banners.

The 40-year-old clearly cares a lot for the Gunners and is desperate to bring success back to Arsenal.

If he doesn’t, it certainly won’t be for lack of effort.

Arsenal have a gem in Mikel Arteta

It would have been easy for an inexperienced 40-year-old like Arteta to avoid big decisions, in what is his first role in football management.

However, Pep Guardiola’s former assistant was brutal in this regard, forcing deadwood such as Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Özil, Sead Kolasinac and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

He has also been buying wisely of late, signing players such as Martin Ødegaard, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Arteta has also already presented a trophy at the Emirates Stadium, winning the FA Cup, and it’s clear for all to see how his Arsenal side are developing.

We also can’t forget that Arteta didn’t inherit anything remotely successful from Unai Emery.

Arsenal were a mess after the 50-year-old was sacked, but Arteta has steadily transformed the club and the future now looks very bright.

One thing he could arguably work on is his treatment of fringe players, as Nicolas Pepe has already gotten mad at him, while he also admitted he was ‘unfair’ to Eddie Nketiah.

However, if there’s an Arsenal fan who isn’t thrilled with what the Spaniard is doing in North London, then they should shake their head.

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