Mikel Arteta: Arsenal Boss Reveals Clothing Superstition in Premier League Title Chase

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal Boss Reveals Clothing Superstition in Premier League Title Chase

Elijah Odetokun
March 3, 2023 at 12:31 PM
  • Arsenal are top of the Premier League table five points clear of second placed placed Manchester City
  • The Gunners are fighting for their first title in 19 years since the 2003/04 Invincibles
  • Mikel Arteta has opened up on a superstition that he keeps as his young side hopes to make history

Arsenal opened a five-point gap over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table after getting revenge on Everton with a resounding 4-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium.

The victory further underlined the Gunners' title credentials with 13 games to go in the season. It keeps the team in good momentum going into the weekend's game against Bournemouth, hoping to make it four wins on the bounce.

Mikel Arteta has been praised many times by players, coworkers and former colleagues as someone who pays attention to details, but he has revealed a different level of his keenness.

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Mikel Arteta passing instructions to his players during the 4-0 win over Everton. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane.
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Arteta reveals clothes superstition

The former Arsenal player, in an interview with Daily Telegraph, has revealed how he takes his attention to details to another level by keeping a superstition with his outfits.

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“Yeah, it is very methodical. I am a very methodical, routine person. When we are winning, I don’t like to change my clothes, I like to maintain exactly the same jumper, trousers and shoes as before. If we lose, I change to something different,” he said.
“I think at a high-performance level, you have to be consistent, things are demanding, you want to be detailed and precise. But at the same time you need to leave some room for creativity. I love that mixture,” he added.

As reported by Sport Bible, Diego Simeone is the most superstitious manager in the world. Arsenal midfielder Jorginho also revealed that former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri keeps strict to his superstitions, as reported by Sun UK.

Arteta sends message to embattled Potter

Arteta does not only look out for his outfits. He looks out for his colleagues. He sent a message of support to Graham Potter as the Chelsea boss faces an uncertain future, as reported by Sports Brief.

The Blues are on a poor run of form with just two wins in 17 games, which has mounted pressure on the former Brighton manager, who only took over in London last September.

Potter compared his current situation to that of Arteta, who has undergone a similar run of form in charge of the Gunners and are now top of the league.

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