Xavi Is Not Surprised by the Success of Mikel Arteta at Arsenal


Xavi, the Barcelona boss would not predict the outcome of the thrilling Premier League title race. However, he claims that he isn’t surprised by the success of Mikel Arteta in the Premier League. Irrespective of the whole lurch, Arsenal is 2 points clear of Manchester City and 5 ahead of Man United at the top of the Premier League.

Arsenal just finished in the 5th position last season and is looking to lift the Premier League trophy since 2004, when Arsene Wenger had been in charge of the team. Manchester City in second place aims to win the Premier League title for the 5th time since 2018, while Manchester United- the local rivals haven’t lifted the title of the league since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

Xavi is worried about his title race and Barcelona presently is 8 points clear of Real Madrid, their La Liga rivals- but had been asked about the battle of the Premier League before the Europa League of the club decider against Man United.

Xavi said that Man City, Arsenal, and Man United are going to have a fierce battle in the finale. He also said that they are playing well and are all strong but the league is demanding, and he doesn’t dare name a winner. Xavi mentioned that he has optimum respect for all 3 teams.

Arteta and Xavi are three years apart in age. They had been in the academy of Barcelona at the same time, even though the current Arsenal boss never featured in the first team of the club. Even though Arteta left Barcelona at the age of 16, Xavi thinks that his time at Nou Camp and working at Man City under Pep Guardiola stood him in good stead before his managerial career.