Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes that the club’s iconic former manager Arsene Wenger left ‘foundations’ to succeed at Arsenal.
Many fans, club rivals and neutrals believe that Arsenal has been in nothing but a steady slide down since Wenger bid farewell to the club in 2018 after 22 years in charge, but Arteta believes his legacy is unmoved.
"I think those foundations are in place [for future success]," the current Gunners boss told Sky Sports.
"I think those foundations are in place because of people like Arsene and what he did for this football club. When he left, everything didn't go with him. A lot of things stayed.
"I think the biggest thing that stayed is the way that he was able to educate, and transmit the values and respect and what this club is about. I think he was incredibly good at engaging people to believe in what he and the club were trying to do.
"He did it in a magnificent way because he played really attractive football when he was able to recruit some top talent that just glide together in a generation that just brought a lot of joy and fun to the football world in general and of course to Arsenal supporters,” the Spaniard concluded.
Up next for the Gunners is the flying Brighton away at The Falmer Stadium this weekend.