Arsenal face West Ham on Sunday afternoon in another tricky Premier League clash at London Stadium.
The Gunners won their previous league encounter, a north London derby victory over Tottenham, and find themselves seven points behind the Hammers going into this weekend’s game.
And the Spaniard believes that Sunday’s match poses an enormous task due to the impressive form the East Londoners have shown throughout the season.
“I think they have a really strong squad and they have a great manager and coaching staff,” he said.
“They started the season with some doubts but I know what David is capable of doing.
“He gets the group together, they’re working really hard for each other, they’ve recruited really well and you can start to see the things that David has done.
“Obviously they have a little bit more time during the week to prepare football matches and training, and I think they’ve been in great form and they’re a really dangerous team.”
Arteta is expected to make several changes from the team that lost at home to Olympiacos on Thursday night, although Bernd Leno will continue in goal.
Cedric Soares could come back in for Hector Bellerin after he started the last league game, with David Luiz and Gabriel the most likely centre back partnership unless Arteta decides to freshen things up there.
The usual central midfield partnership of Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey looks set to continue, with Martin Odegaard and Nicolas Pepe likely to utilised in the no.10 and right wing areas respectively.
Bukayo Saka has been passed fit for the match but Arteta may be tempted to leave him on the bench unscathed, with Gabriel Martinelli showing what he can do in a cameo appearance against the Greeks in midweek.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a couple of huge chances against Olympiacos and will be desperate to start and return to Premier League action, following his demotion to the bench for last week’s north London derby.
Predicted XI: Leno, Cedric, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Xhaka, Partey, Odegaard, Pepe, Martinelli, Aubameyang.