mikel arteta new arsenal head coach

Chambers explains what Arteta wants from Arsenal players

Callum Chambers has revealed that Mikel Arteta has already demanded bravery and hard work from Arsenal’s players after taking over as the club’s head coach.

Arteta was officially announced as the successor to Unai Emery on Friday, the former club captain returning to Arsenal three years after his retirement as a player.

Since then, Arteta has been working as an assistant manager to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, earning a wealth of experience under one of the world’s best coaches and picking up plenty of silverware along the way, winning back to back Premier League titles and an unprecedented domestic treble last season.

Arteta was in the stands for Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with another of his former sides, Everton, and speaking afterwards, Gunners defender Callum Chambers discussed the appointment of the clubs new manager.

“Mikel wants us to be brave, take responsibility and to work hard for each other,” Chambers told BT Sport. “We’ll be working hard on his philosophy this week in training.

“We were ready for the challenge and to battle in the 50/50 duels. We’ve been working hard in training so I was pleased to contribute to a clean sheet today.

“We’re a promising group so we have to work hard and build on today’s performance.”

The draw, which saw the North London club keep a clean sheet for the first time since October 6th, leaves Arteta’s side in 10th in the Premier League, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea who play Spurs this afternoon.

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