Mikel Arteta showed both passion and a level head in his celebration of Arsenal’s winner on Sunday, which the fans seemed to enjoy.
Arsenal put their supporters through the usual rollercoaster of emotions on Sunday, conceding late on before finding a winner in injury time, and Mikel Arteta was just as invested in the moment as everyone else.
Watching intently as the play developed, Arteta leapt up and punched the air after the ball hit the back of the net. He didn’t savour the moment for long, though, turning to his bench and signalling to make a substitution.
🙌 Last-minute limbs from @m8arteta!
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— Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 29, 2020
The Arsenal fans certainly enjoyed the reaction, particularly given the team’s ability to throw away a lead in recent years. The clarity of thought at that moment to bring on another centre-back could’ve made the difference.
This man❤️ Look how much it means to him! He’s a fan as well as a football genius https://t.co/UENcaBl75k
— Ben (@benpatrick96) June 29, 2020
We need to give him time! Sure he will take back to glory days https://t.co/oTR0EBhqL9
— Alnur (@nurmo16) June 29, 2020
That’s what makes him different!! https://t.co/o3xK9KLlVe
— Ural Shrestha (@gooner_ural) June 30, 2020
My manager https://t.co/dLZxGSiEhp
— Iam david (@davidKilas1095) June 30, 2020
He’s knows we can’t defend that’s why 🤣 what a guy! https://t.co/1GKR0k1qQ9
— craig whitfield (@Cwhit89) June 29, 2020
— Gavin Garthwaite @ 🏠 (@Garthwaite14) June 30, 2020
Yep he’s the right man for the job.
— Donut Worry (@CoolieHigh) June 29, 2020
Quick thinking that. This man knows what he’s doing
— The Somali Gooner (@Shafka_Gunner) June 30, 2020
— Aaron. (@aaronafc28) June 29, 2020
It’s great to see a head coach who cares about the team getting a result, but it’s even better to see one making smart decisions and always thinking about the next step. Arteta appears to show both sides in this brief clip.