Mikel Arteta, who will be leaving Arsenal in the summer, said that he has no regret in doing so.
He said that injuries have affected his last season with the Gunners but that he is honest with himself. He believes that he is no longer good to play for the Gunners.
He said that he did not take the decision lightly and that he has reflected on this for the past months. He said that sometimes you just have to accept your situation and decide to move on. He stated that for the last few months he has not been good enough to play for Arsenal and believes that is not going to end soon.
He said that Arsenal is a massive club and that you should always be at your best level. He said that if you want to be at Arsenal, you need to be the best in your position but due to injuries he has not been able to do that. For him, it is high time that he leaves the club and cherish the memories that he has experienced with the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta admitted that other players may have stayed at the club even if they are not at their best level, but he is not like that. He stated that he did not want to cheat his teammates, the fans and himself.
He said that he was not upset with the manager or any other players for this situation. He is only disappointed with himself for his lack of performance on the pitch.
Arsenal joined Arsenal in 2011 and has managed to make 149 appearances for the Gunners and scored 16 goals for them. There is news that he might be taking a coaching role at Manchester City with the arrival of Guardiola.