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Arteta will enjoy rebuilding Arsenal - Merson

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will enjoy rebuilding the squad he's inherited.

So says Gunners hero Paul Merson, insisting Arteta will eventually get Arsenal ticking because he's content to "work from the ground up".

“I think this situation helps someone like Mikel Arteta," he said in his Sky Sports column.

Arsenal need such an overhaul of players that it's actually almost impossible to get that many players in.

Arsenal's expectations will be nowhere near as high as they were a few months ago. I think he'll now be given loads and loads of time to build. He's young, he's enthusiastic, and he'll want to work with younger players.

“He's not a Mourinho or Pep Guardiola, who I'd call your Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroys - they're just dealing in majors, nothing else! Arteta is the type who might work from the ground up with lesser players."

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