Arsenal’s new manager, Mikel Arteta will play his first match as coach of the Gunners this weekend against Bournemouth. Related to this, one of the Liverpool legends, Michael Owen has confidence that Arteta will immediately get a victory in his first fight.
In fact, Mikel Arteta himself has been appointed by Arsenal, to become their permanent manager some time ago, before the match against Everton. But because he had just joined, the figure who previously worked as Pep Guardiola’s assistant could not accompany the Gunners when dealing with Everton, at that time Ljunberg was still sitting in the coach’s seat.
Arsenal will visit Bournemouth headquarters in Week 19 of the Premier League 2019/20, Thursday (12/26) night WIB. Well, the match that will take place at the Vitality Stadium will be Mikel Arteta’s first match as an interpreter of the Gunners tactics.
Of course, Arteta is expected to achieve better results from interim manager Freddie Ljungberg. The Swedish man won only one victory from six matches during his tenure as caretaker coach.
Moreover, at this time the Club is still slumped in 11th position in the English Premier League standings, due to a series of bad results suffered. However, Bournemouth certainly cannot be underestimated. Apart from playing at home, they will also be aiming for victory after losing the previous party against Burnley.
Even so, Owen believes Arteta could win his first victory at Bournemouth headquarters, it was based on his observations of both teams.
“Mikel Arteta leads Arsenal for the first time at the Vitality Stadium after his team played a goalless draw in the league for the first time in 77 matches at Goodison Park on Saturday. The first shot on target in the Bournemouth match against Burnley on Saturday produced a winning goal in the 89th minute for the Clarets and I think the Gunners will add to the misery at Christmas to Eddie Howe’s team, “Owen told BetVictor.
Actually, the appointment of Arteta invited pros and cons, Arteta has no experience in the manager position, he even just worked as an assistant Pep Guardiola since 2018.