PREMIER - Arsenal boss Arteta: "Finally, a city derby with supporters!"
While Arsenal, after a ruinous season start, are picking up a very different pace, improving their trend very much, Gunners manager, Mikel Arteta, looking forward to upcoming London city derby against Tottenham, stated:
“I can't wait to have that experience. Even right now, after such a long time without them, I have experienced some London derbies but without supporters, and I am saying 'supporters' because I think that is the word to describe the people who are behind our football club.
What they have done in the last few weeks has been pretty special, they only want what is best for the club and it is very different to just being a fan. A fan and a supporter behave in different ways and what we have experienced in the past two games is pretty unique and is related to our history, it is [from] people who respect and want to promote the values that have been instilled in this club by many people who have been in charge here.
It is just a privilege to see how they are able to understand, and the intelligence they have shown because it comes from the knowledge that they know about our history, they know what we want to do, what we want to achieve and they are fully behind the team".