1. Arteta sends his “ruthless” message
“What I’ve learned mostly is that you have to be ruthless and you have to be consistent and you have to fit every day the culture of the club to create a winning mentality,” announced new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta on Friday, when asked what he’d learnt from Pep Guardiola.
2. Both bosses have a big job on their hands
New Everton and Arsenal managers Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta were in the Goodison Park stands to take a look at the respective squads they’ve inherited.
And it’s safe to say that if they didn’t know already that they have huge jobs on their hands, they do now.
The first half can only be described as a snore-fest in which Arsenal registered a single shot on goal, but failed to hit the target. Everton bettered this with five shots on goal, but again, not a single one hit the target.
Everton and Arsenal played out a dire goalless draw at Goodison Park as respective new bosses Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta watched from the stands.
Three-time Champions League winner Ancelotti was confirmed as successor to sacked Marco Silva on a contract until 2024 shortly before kick-off on Saturday, and the Italian was present in the directors’ box.
Arteta, who was appointed the Gunners on Friday, was sitting nearby – but there was little to excite either man.