“I follow Arsenal quite a lot. It's been a rather difficult season," he told Mundo Deportivo.
“On the face of it, it looked pretty good, the way they finished last year, winning the FA Cup and the Community Shield.
“It's true that this year they started off winning, but then they string together a lot of bad games and results.
“They have been in fifteenth place, suffering a lot, with many doubts.
“The club has a lot of confidence in Mikel, and I see him prepared to solve this and give a personal touch to the team.
“I believe that the victory (3-1) against Chelsea on the last day will give them air and confidence."