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David James says Arsenal man 'looks in a pretty good place' ahead of Tottenham

David James has told Sky Sports News that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta looks in a good place to go and oversee a win over Tottenham this weekend.

The Gunners defeated AFC Wimbledon 3-0 last night to secure a place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Arsenal got off to a shaky start during 2021/22. They were beaten in their first three games without scoring a goal and questions were asked of Arteta.

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Now, things are looking up though. Last night saw the Gunners keep a third consecutive clean sheet, with two successive wins coming in the Premier League too.

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Arsenal came out on top when they last met fierce rivals Tottenham and they’ll fancy their chances this weekend.

James has suggested as much, believing Arteta seems to have a positive mindset once again.

He told Sky Sports News: “You look at Arteta talking after a few weeks ago and you look at him after last night. For me, he looks in a pretty good place at the moment.

“We talk about confidence, in the manager and on the pitch and you can see that now.

“They’re going into a game against Tottenham where I think they’ll fancy their chances. It’s three clean sheets in a row and the defensive side of their game has sorted itself out.”

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The Gunners do still have work to do. Wins over Norwich, Burnley and a League One outfit won’t convince people just yet that a corner has been turned.

This weekend’s game could be a fantastic opportunity for Arteta to silence some of his constant critics. Tottenham aren’t in a good place themselves and right now they could be there for the taking.

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Arteta cares deeply about Arsenal and he’ll be desperate to continue kicking on in the Premier League.

European qualification is a must this season for the Arsenal boss and beating a challenger for such a position this weekend would be massive momentum purposes.

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