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Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta reveals his favourite ever movie

Everyone has his own favourite movie ever and now Arsenal’s own manager Mikel Arteta has also told everybody the film that he adores so much.

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As Arsenal head into the final match of the Premier League season with the title tantalizingly close, manager Mikel Arteta has revealed a source of inspiration: the epic film “Gladiator.”

“I’ve watched it many times,” Arteta admitted, “There are clips that are very significant. I feel very attached to it all – the soundtrack, the music. I feel very good watching it.”

The parallels between the film and Arsenal’s current situation are striking. Just as Maximus Decimus Meridius fights for glory in the arena, the Gunners are locked in a fierce battle for the Premier League crown. They sit in second place with 86 points, just two behind reigning champions Manchester City, who have 88 points.

Their recent victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford, a tense 1-0 affair, showcased the team’s resilience and determination, qualities mirrored in the film’s protagonist. However, the final hurdle remains daunting.

Arsenal face Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, 19th May, 2024, knowing that only a victory will keep their title hopes alive. They will also need West Ham United to overcome Manchester City in their final game for the Gunners to claim their first Premier League title since 2004.

Perhaps Arteta finds solace and strength in the film’s themes of courage, discipline, and unwavering belief in the face of adversity. As Arsenal prepares for their final showdown, the echoes of “Gladiator” might just provide the inspiration needed to overcome the odds and achieve a historic victory.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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