Morning Grovers, no messing around today. There's no news, so instead, this post will be about the 'Not Robin Awards'. It's basically our player of the year outside the most obvious candidate to win it.
The Spaniard came in on deadline day on a slightly lower deal than he was on. He's generally played just in front of Alex Song. He's has a great year. He's lead superb, he's accountable and he's become the tough battle hardened midfielder we've needed for two years. The beauty of Arteta? He's technically brilliant as well.
He's really stood up and allowed himself to be counted this year. Sure he can be sloppy in at, but at the same time, he can be decisive and dish out a game winning ball. As a defensive midfielder, he's probably the most creative in Europe. With Wenger rumoured to be looking for a more stable DM one wonders what the coach has planned for him next year?
I liked him last year, he was a bit rough round the edges but you could see he was a talent, a year on, he's in most peoples team of the year. He's the second fastest player in the side behind Theo, he reads the game really well and he compliments whoever he plays with in defence. He's far better on the ground than he is in the air but that will come with time. He's the perfect age for a centre back and for me, he's going to be an integral part of this Arsenal side for years to come.
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