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Mikel Arteta admits he is not over the disappointment of missing out on the Premier League title

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has opened up about his lingering heartache from last season’s Premier League title disappointment.

The Gunners topped the table for much of the campaign but wilted on the run-in to allow Manchester City to power past them.

Arteta told GQ Magazine): “I don’t know if I’ve got over it, and probably I don’t want to because I need that to be better.” 

The realisation that certain crucial elements were still missing haunted him. “We had a lot, but it wasn’t enough,” he lamented.

Nonetheless, the tenacious Spanish manager sees the silver lining in the despair.

“I’m looking to use the frustration from the end of last season as extra motivation going into the new campaign,” Arteta said. 

He laid out his vision for the team’s success ahead of the new season, emphasising the importance of a relentless pursuit of excellence.

“I want to see the team determined to be the best,” he said.

Arsenal have spared no expense in bolstering their ranks during the summer transfer window, securing key signings in Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber. 

They are still in the market for more additions and are closing in on the signing of Brentford keeper David Raya.

Arteta believes his team can go one better and reclaim the Premier League title after 19 years.

The disappointment of last year fuels his fire, and the club’s faithful supporters are anticipating a renewed and spirited campaign under Arteta’s guidance.

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