Mikel Arteta insist that he remains the right man to steer Arsenal right back to the top despite their Europa League exit.
Arteta’s position has been called into question since he replaced Unai Emery as Arsenal boss in 2019.
His entire stint at the dugout has so far, fetched the North Londoners two trophies – FA Cup and Community Shield. Yet, the Spaniard still couldn’t put his side back in contention for continental glory on the night.
The Gunners were knocked out of the competition after failing to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit against Villareal at the Emirate stadium on Thursday.
Arsenal now face a first season without European football in 25 years following their failure to make it to the final.
When asked if he was the right man to pick his players up, Arteta said: “I wouldn’t be sitting here if I couldn’t. You will see it. It’s not about talking, it’s about showing it on the pitch.
“I feel the pressure all the time because I want to do as good as I can for the team, for every support that I have here and for the fans. Today is a big disappointment because we tried everything to be in that final.
With four matches remaining to round off the season and nothing left to fight for, Arteta’s men will now turn attention to the Premier League on Sunday when they play host to relegation-bound West Brom.