Title Race: Arteta Copies Guardiola & Klopp, Sends Strong Message To Arsenal Fans

Mikel Arteta has a message for Arsenal fans as the crucial part of the Premier League season fully begins. To him, the support his team would receive from their fans in the coming days would contribute to their success this season.

Arteta send message to Arsenal fans ahead of West Ham match

The former assistant coach at the Etihad follows in the footsteps of his former boss, Pep Guardiola, and his title rival, Jurgen Klopp who had made similar pleas to their supporters this season.

Arteta has made the Gunners one of the title contenders in the league and was tipped to win the league title for the Gunners for the first time since 2004 until he lost the battle to Manchester City last season.

He will have another chance to try again this season and he recognises the importance of a win against their London rivals, West Ham United on Thursday. A win against David Moyes’ side will take them to the top of the league table, a point above Liverpool and 6 above Manchester City.

Speaking to the Arsenal fans ahead of the encounter, he said: “First of all, thank-you for everything that you’ve done throughout the year and the way you’ve supported and inspired the team,” he explained. “For tomorrow, please go to the stadium and get it rocking.

“Get behind the team, inspire them again and the team is going to try to do everything that we can. It’s going to be the last game of the year in front of you, so it’s a special moment, so let’s make it beautiful.”

Arteta’s message to Arsenal fans comes after Pep Guardiola sent a similar message to Man City supporters after a 4-2 win against Tottenham early this year. He told reporters: “Our fans were silent for 45 minutes. I want my fans back, I want my fans that are here – not my away fans, they are the best – but my fans here to support every corner and every action.”

In a similar statement, Klopp after a win 5-1 win against West Ham in the last eight of the Carabao Cup, urged Liverpool supporters to show appreciation to his players.

“I have to say – it’s long ago that I said this – but I thought the first half a little bit when the boys played really exceptional, I was not overly happy, I have to say, with the atmosphere behind me,” Klopp claimed.

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