Saturday, 6 March 2021

EPL: Arsenal very far from being my team – Arteta admits

 


Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has admitted the current squad is still “very, very far,” from being his own team.

The Gunners have won seven of their last 12 Premier League games since Christmas.

However, they travel to Burnley in Saturday’s early kick-off in 10th place, after a poor first-half of the season.

When asked how close the current Arsenal side was to being what he views as his own, Arteta said: “Very far. Very, very far.

“There’s still a lot to improve, a lot of quality to add. [We need to be] much more efficient in decision-making, much quicker to open situations up when advantages are there, many more situations to feel when advantages are obtained. 

“More control of games, more defensive actions in the opponent’s half, fewer giveaways in our own half, more clean sheets. There’s a lot to do – more goals to score, more creativity. A lot to do.

“When you look at the league table it is not acceptable. We are Arsenal Football Club and we should be nowhere near here. If somebody is happy with that he is in the wrong place.”

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