Mikel Arteta reveals how he feels about Thomas Tuchel’s sacking

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Thomas Tuchel was appointed as Frank Lampard’s replacement at Chelsea in January 2021.

The German boss guided Chelsea to their second Champions League trophy four months into his tenure as Chelsea manager.

Tuchel would later guide Chelsea to win the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup later that year.

Tuchel also reached the final of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup last season.

Interestingly, the German has now been sacked 7 games into the new season.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed his surprise at the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, and also admitted he felt sad.

Asked if he was surprised by Chelsea’s decision to sack Tuchel, Arsenal manager Arteta said: “I was – it was right before the training session when we got the news.

“It’s always sad for any colleague in this profession to get fired. Unfortunately, we know how this works. I wish him the best of luck. It’s not pleasant to hear that news.”

Asked if Tuchel’s sacking makes him appreciate the stability he currently has at Arsenal, Arteta added: “What it makes me realise is what I always told you: that we have a profession that at some stage, this [can] happen.

“We have to prevent it, enjoy the journey and enjoy every day, because you never know when that’s coming.”