Bacary Sagna believes Arsenal are capable of winning the Premier League within the next years under their current manager Mikel Arteta.
The Spaniard has been Arsenal’s manager since the end of 2019. He helped them win the FA Cup that season but they underperformed last season as they finished eighth in the Premier League.
The Gunners started this campaign poorly as they lost their first three league games. They have responded well since then as they currently sit fourth.
Last time out they were convincingly beaten 3-0 by their rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
This leaves Spurs just one point adrift of Arteta’s side with two games of the season to go.
Regardless of the outcome of this season, Sagna feels that his former teammate is capable of winning the league title with Arsenal:
“I was worried about how Arsenal were going to perform this season, but they’ve proven me wrong,” Sagna told The Sun.
“There’s clearly a process and fans need to trust the process and keep the faith.
“Write them off next season if you want, but I’m sure in two seasons’ time, they’ll be topping the league as champions.
“If you look at how they played against Manchester City at the Emirates, they outplayed them.
“Not many teams can do that and to be able to outplay them you have to have a lot of confidence; a lot of quality and I didn’t see any others play this way against City this season.
“Even Liverpool didn’t take it to them like this, so there are promising signs for the future.’
When asked whether Mikel Arteta deserved a new contract, Sagna added: “Yes and no. I’m impressed by his mental strength.
“He came under a lot of scrutiny earlier in the season and that can’t have been easy. I wouldn’t have wanted to be in his position.
“But I’ve known Mikel a long time now and I know for a fact he’s always been a coach, whenever we were watching games together, he would talk to me about formations, what I was thinking and tactics.
“For me I just wanted to go to the game and enjoy it!
“I didn’t want to talk tactics, but the point is I’m not surprised he’s the Arsenal manager at all, management is in his DNA.”