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Mikel Arteta looks to be on the right track at Arsenal these days.

Arsenal go into this evening’s Premier League clash at Liverpool having not lost a game in any competition since August.

Under Arteta, the Gunners finished eighth last season and therefore missed out on European qualification of any kind.

But this time around, the North Londoners certainly look like they’re very much going in the right direction as far as qualifying for Europe goes.

Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League table and only two points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

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Arteta was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2011 and the Spaniard went on to become club captain, winning a couple of FA Cups.

Wenger told Ladbible, when asked if he saw Arteta going into coaching: “Yes. I made him captain. He had the passion for the game, the kind of personality and natural authority. Some people like coaching. I’m not surprised.”

Grounded

Arsenal fans cannot get carried away.

At the moment, Arteta, who earns £96,000 per week at the Emirates Stadium, is doing the business.

But a rotten run of form really isn’t a million miles away.

Fifty percent of their Premier League wins have been 1-0 this season and although there’s nothing wrong with that, it does indicate that they’re scraping through a lot of games.

But for now, Arteta has Arsenal on an upward trajectory and drawing at Liverpool, let alone winning, would consolidate that belief.

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