After losing their first three Premier League games of the season, the pressure was mounting on the Spaniard – although he eased it with three wins in all competitions.
And it apparently impressed officials, with Arsenal bosses optimistic about the team’s progress under his leadership.
According to daily mail, The UAE chiefs are all on Arteta after backing him in the transfer market to the tune of £ 150million.
Arteta came under heavy criticism in the first weeks of the new campaign, admitting it affected him.
“It affected me a lot,” Arteta told Sky Sports. “When we lost against [Manchester] City, I had to put it into perspective.
“In life things happen and they come to you, we can’t choose them. How you can take them and how you benefit from them is in your hands.
“I said ‘listen, this is where we are. Let’s accept it and analyze what we can do better and what I can do better myself ”.
Asked about building a siege mentality in the face of criticism, he added: “We have so many people who care so much about this club – they want to do so well, they want to change history, they want to make people proud.
“Let’s use these people, the ones who want to destroy us and put pressure on us, we can’t control them, if one day they join us, so much the better.” “
Sunday will be Arteta’s first clash against Spurs with fans in attendance, but the Arsenal boss is determined to capitalize on the experience, rather than dwell on the pressure that comes with it.
“To be honest, I can’t wait to have this experience,” he continued. Even now, after so long without them, I have lived in London derbies but without supporters and I say supporters because I think that is the word to describe the people who are behind our football club.
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“It’s just a privilege to see how they are able to understand, the intelligence they have shown because it comes from the knowledge they know of our history, they know what we want to do, what we want. achieve and they are fully behind the team.
His counterpart Nuno Espirito Santo is also coming under close scrutiny after back-to-back Premier League defeats.
Ahead of the game, the Spurs boss said: “We expect a tough game and for us we have to compete, we have to play and compete well.
“Give all we can and play well. To play well is to find the right balance in our game. Improvements to be made but a lot of positives that we take from previous games, so let’s continue. “