Arsenal defender Gabriel is showing signs of becoming a leader under Mikel Arteta. In a recent match against Liverpool, Gabriel displayed a more assertive attitude that Arsenal has previously lacked.
By pushing the rules and frustrating their opponents, Arsenal is beginning to adopt the kind of underhand tactics that successful teams use. This change in mentality is crucial for them in their pursuit of trophies.
Last season, Arsenal struggled under pressure and ultimately fell short of winning the Premier League title. However, this season, they appear to be much stronger, with a more resilient mentality.
Despite their lack of a top goal scorer, players like Gabriel, William Saliba, Martin Odegaard, Declan Rice, and Jorginho are emerging as genuine leaders under Arteta. As Arsenal approaches the end of the season, their maturity and resilience will be tested in matches against tough opponents like City, Tottenham, and Manchester United, as well as in the Champions League last-16 tie against Porto.
These upcoming challenges will determine if Arsenal has the personality to win trophies under Arteta’s leadership.