In a genuinely decent interview with Arsenal’s YouTube channel, Mikel Arteta has spoken about his roots and footballing career until the present day.

A touching aspect of the interview was the admiration and faith he has for vice captain Per Mertesacker who the Spaniard insists he trusts 100%.

Arteta also said how people don’t realise what a complete professional the German is because we don’t see him behind the scenes.

So far, the BFG has the makings of a great captain. While Arteta was injured last season, he stepped up to the plate. He’s gradually gaining more and more authority on the pitch, positioning players and barking orders. He loves the team with his whole heart and also has the respect of the players.

In addition, us fans loves him, which is always a bonus.

Watch Arteta’s full interview below.