Mikel Arteta shares that the recent Arsenal exit from Europa League have given them more clarity. The squad can now focus more in the Premier League. Mikel Arteta shared this on Thursday. Arsenal drew Sporting Lisbon in their first-leg. However they failed to secure a win in the second leg. The Gunners were knocked out of the Europa League after the agonizing penalty shootout. Furthermore the Gunners have been eliminated from all three cup competitions so far this season. However they are still 5 points clear of Manchester City in the Premier League. The Gunners could end up winning the Premier League this season for the first time since 2004. Although they still have 11 more games to play to win the League.
Mikel Arteta shares about Arsenal’s focus right now
Arsenal face Crystal Palace on Sunday. From now one each and every match is going to be very important for the Gunners. Mikel Arteta shared about their mentality right now. The team have to pick themselves back up from their recent loss against Sporting Lisbon. Mikel Arteta shared, “It’s a huge blow, but it brings clarity to the season. It’s 11 games to play for, 11 Premier League games, and a big final against Crystal Palace. The focus has to be there, the energy has to be there and learn from tonight.” He further added, “… we have to learn from it, but the best thing is now the reaction and show the same commitment, more quality and play better against Palace to beat them.” The Gunners boss was handed a double injury blow on Thursday. Both Takehiro Tomiyasu and William Saliba had to be subbed off from the match.
Arteta asked about those injuries. He shared, “Tomiyasu looks pretty serious, for his reaction straight away and what he said to me. Obviously, it’s very early and difficult to know. William, I don’t know. He had some discomfort and could not carry on, so we had to take him off.”
Mikel Arteta have done a wonderful job for Arsenal so far this season. It would really be a shame if the Gunners fail to win the Premier League this season as well.
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