Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reacts to Manchester City victory and opens door to Spain return

The Arsenal manager still believes his side can win the title (Picture: Marca TV)

Mikel Arteta still believes Arsenal can win the Premier League title despite Manchester City’s victory over Tottenham, while he has opened the door to a return to Spain in the future.

The Gunners’ hopes of ending their 20-year wait to win the title were dealt a significant blow on Tuesday evening, with City’s 2-0 win seeing them reclaim a two-point advantage at the top of the table with just one game left to play.

Pep Guardiola’s side are at home to a struggling West Ham team who have conceded 43 goals away from home this season – only Luton Town (48) and Sheffield United (47) have conceded more, both having played a game more.

Arsenal need to beat Everton and hope City slip up against the Hammers, with even a draw at the Etihad enough to secure the title for the Gunners due to their superior goal difference.

Despite the disappointment of seeing the reigning champions claim all three points against Tottenham, Arteta still believes his side can come out on top on the final day of the season and is focused on ensuring Arsenal hold up their end of the bargain by beating Everton.

Speaking at the Spanish Embassy on Wednesday evening after being awarded The Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic, Arteta was asked if his honour could be a good omen and replied: ‘Maybe it’s the signal that we just needed, especially after what happened last night [Tuesday night].

‘But we have a beautiful day ahead of us on Sunday and hopefully the magic can happen.

Arteta was joined by his coaching staff at the event (Picture: Getty)

‘We have to do our [end of the] deal and we know what we need in order to be champions, and let’s do that.’

Speaking to the Spanish media, he added: ‘This is the nice part, fighting for the title until the last day.

‘It will be the first time that the Premier League trophy will be there waiting at the Emirates since it was built, with red ribbons on it, because if we win and they don’t, it’s ours.’

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Arteta, who is out of contract with Arsenal in the summer of 2025, has been linked with the Barcelona job in the past and he has now revealed that he would like to manage in his homeland in the future – though he is very happy in north London.

Asked if he sees himself managing in Spain in the future, he replied: ‘I have always thought that one day I will return.

‘My home draws me a lot, our way of living, of getting together, the culture – and that means I always have it in my head.

‘But I am happy here [at Arsenal], happy with how they treat me, and I really enjoy my job. But someday I suppose it will come, I’m not going to be away for my whole life.’

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