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COYG: Arsenal Fans Honor Mikel Arteta with ‘Vamos’ Banner

COYG: Arsenal Fans Honor Mikel Arteta with ‘Vamos’ Banner

Mikel Arteta has done a sensational job of transforming Arsenal from competing for a UEFA Champions League spot last season to now strongly challenging for the Premier League title.

Even though the Gunners have slipped up slightly in recent weeks with unfortunate draws against Liverpool and West Ham United, their work this season has still been miraculous.

Arsenal have played some brilliant attacking football and boasts one of the most exciting frontlines in the Premier League. The likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard are only going to get better and help the Gunners compete for major trophies going forward.

Arteta has had to make some tough decisions and withstand a lot of brutal criticism from his own team’s supporters but is seeing his hard work pay off this season. Even though there is still uncertainty over whether Arsenal can pip Manchester City to the Premier League title, a lot of fans are mighty proud of Arteta’s work and have created a new banner for him.

The Arsenal fans have fallen in love with the Spanish manager for how he’s been able to create special moments for them this season and make them dream by going so far into the title race, something not many could’ve predicted before the season was over.

As a result, a match-going fan group named ‘Red Action Gooners’ have come together to create a brand new banner as a tribute to Arteta. A banner is normally a large sign that is displayed in the stands of football games. The new banner is a picture of Arteta celebrating with the word ‘Vamos’ written beside it.

‘Vamos’ means ‘Lets Go!’ in English, with the banner having the iconic Arsenal colours of red and white as well.

This banner was first debuted in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Leeds United in their last Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium earlier in April and the fans are hoping to bring it back for the cameras in the upcoming game against Southampton.

There is no real special backstory behind the Arteta ‘Vamous’ banner. Of course, being a Spaniard himself, the Arsenal gaffer probably often says the word to fuel more energy into his players and get the motivated for games.

That could be why exactly that word is used for this banner along with the picture of Arteta celebrating while wearing a full-length black sweater. A lot of Arsenal fans that visited the Leeds United match were also able to get a glimpse of this banner because of how prominent and colourful it really is.

The Arsenal fans have also not lost their belief in their team despite drawing their last two Premier League games, probably because of their growing trust in Arteta’s methods and ability to turn around a bad run of form really quickly.

The Spanish manager will probably be delighted to see how the fan’s perception of him has changed over the last few years, especially knowing the brutal criticism he took in his initial period.

However, his only priority right now is to get Arsenal back to winning ways and help them win all their remaining Premier League games to ensure they can lift the title at the end of the campaign.