Mikel Arteta hands journalists Arsenal-themed cupcakes during his press conference to delight Gunners fans
Mikel Arteta has managed to put smiles on Arsenal fans’ faces for much of the season so far.
And the Gunners boss went even further to win the hearts of supporters by generously donating bakery treats to the media.
Arsenal, who are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table, return to Leeds on Saturday.
Arteta turned 41 during the international break, as he also won the Premier League Manager of the Month award for the fourth time this season after a superb March.
And he was clearly in good spirits as he addressed reporters ahead of the weekend.
AP reporter Mark Mann-Bryans took Twitter to show off the cupcakes the Gunners boss ordered them.
Arsenal’s rich red coloring was the icing on the cake, with the club badge and footballs adding that extra touch.
Gunners fans loved the gesture, with one fan on social media tweeting: “My manager is so caring too I need those cupcakes.”
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Another added: ‘Love this Arteta man.
A third said: “That’s why we call him Super Mik Arteta.”
Meanwhile, this user commented: “The Arsenal way.”
And this fan simply said, “Class personified.”
Arteta struggled in the early seasons of his tenure as boss but has shone this term as they edge closer to the title.
His former club Manchester City will chase them until the last day, but the current signs look good at Arsenal, ending their 19-year wait for the league championship.
During the international break, Arsenal skipper Martin Odegaard was the victim of a tough challenge from City man Rodri in Norway’s loss to Spain.
Gunners fans were far from impressed with the midfielder but when asked about it during his press conference, Arteta didn’t wish to go into too much detail about it.
He said: “These things happen in football when they play against each other. But the others are all good.
Showdown Saturday on talkSPORT
On Saturday April 1, it all starts on talkSPORT.
12:30 p.m.: Start of the day, Man City welcome Liverpool in a key Premier League game.
3 p.m.: Crystal Palace v Leicester sees the return of Roy Hodgson to the Selhurst Park dugout.
7 p.m.: Preparation begins for the heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Jermaine Franklin as AJ begins his journey to the top.
What. A day.
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