1:04 Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says new signings Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari give him good options in defence
“All the games are really tight, but obviously defensively Burnley has been a difficult team to break down and having players that can unlock that door straight away is a big advantage and that is why Auba is so important for this club,” Arteta added.
Since his arrival in December, the 37-year-old has already had an impact and one big trait is the togetherness now present in the side.
This was highlighted in the 2-2 draw at Chelsea when Arsenal had to play the majority of the match with 10 men, but still held on for a point.
“For me that is the foundation of everything,” Arteta said. “Without that you can’t really build anything because it is empty.
“They need to enjoy what they do, respect each other and feel proud of where they are and who they are and develop that in the future. I think we are in the right direction.”