The Arsenal manager admitted his side can’t sustain being in the hunt for a Champions League place
After floundering in form and languishing to sit in 15th place, Arsenal decided to take a long and hard look at themselves. Introspecting about what was going so wrong for them, the side finally decided to overhaul its appalling form to embark on a lengthy unbeaten spree in the league.
It saw the club make massive strides in the 2020-21 edition of the Premier League. While top 4 was still a lengthy and gruelling journey away from the club, the side’s uptick in form saw them spark up a glimmer of chance of making it into the revered spots.
However, the side has once again hit a rut. The club’s 1-0 defeat on Saturday now leaves the club bereft of a win in its last three matches, results which have pummelled the club to plummet into 10th spot.
Arteta Admits Top 4 Challenge Has Fizzled
The club is currently 9 points adrift of fourth placed Liverpool with the side’s manager, Mikel Arteta all but affirming that the club was not going to have a shot at top 4 this season as well.
“Those teams they don’t make those mistakes. Those teams, they cannot play in the first 22 games of the season four or five times with 10 men. It doesn’t happen,” Arteta said when asked about the top 4 fight.
“There is not a team in the world that can sustain that. And still if you make an error, you concede early, the team has to react. And the team reacted and we had more than enough to still come back and win the game.
“So if you don’t do one, you have to do the other one. Because if you don’t do neither of them when you have the chances and you are not ruthless enough in the opponents’ box, then of course you are going to lose the game.”
Arteta Reveals Thomas Partey Has Suffered A Fresh Setback
“He had a muscular issue so we had to take him off,” Arteta said.
“He could not carry on playing. We will see the extent of the injury. He wasn’t feeling well enough to continue playing so we had to take him off.”