Mikel Arteta had an easier job on his hands winning over the Arsenal fans than Unai Emery did.
Being club captain during his playing days at the Emirates gave him a big leg-up in that regard, and his early days as the head coach have certainly helped to win over any doubters there may have been.
Arsenal have shown shoots of improvement since Arteta came in to replace Emery, with back-to-back wins and clean sheets in their last two games against Manchester United in the Premier League and Leeds United in the FA Cup.
The Gunners remain 10th in the league table, however, and Arteta has work to do to get them moving up the table and truly get the fans onside for the rest of the season and the long-term.
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Arteta has already shown he is not afraid to trust the young players, with Bukayo Saka and Reiss Nelson playing a big part in the games he has overseen so far.
And Arsenal supporters have spotted something about Arteta in training that bodes well for the future of the academy players too.
In a post on Reddit, one Arsenal fan shared a photo from training that shows Arteta speaking with the academy players at London Colney.
The photo, seen here , is captioned ‘Arteta coaching the whole academy while he’s at it’.
And it led to a lot of reaction on the site.
User iamthankful said: “Inject this into my veins. Please.” That led to suparteta saying: “Then inject this into my eyeballs. Please.”
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Mahoganychicken then said: “Has this guy done anything wrong since joining? Every time I see something about him, I love him even more.”
Masson001 then said: “No point in having a youth setup if they don’t feel there is a definite bridge to the first team. This sort of interaction a few times a season is essential.”
And Chiwelewi summed it up by saying: “Feel like we have our club back united again. Can see Arteta being here as long as Arsene.”