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Sport Mikel Arteta's Arsenal face Man United at key stage in top-four race

04:25  01 november  2020
04:25  01 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Since appointing Mikel Arteta as their manager, Arsenal have begun the process of transitioning the club in the post Arsene Wenger landscape, and whilst Arteta hasn’t kick started a huge climb up the table, the improvements both on and off the field will stand the Gunners in good stead for the future.

Mikel Arteta takes a training session at Arsenal ’ s Colney centre, which is now closed after Arsenal have gone into lockdown after Mikel Arteta was diagnosed with coronavirus late on Thursday night, closing their Report recommends footballers take a pay cut to support clubs facing loss of revenue.

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This was not how it was supposed to be going for Mikel Arteta, was it?

Not after the FA Cup win gave hope of what Arsenal could achieve. The Community Shield victory against Liverpool that furthered the sense of fresh purpose.

All of a sudden, there was belief. An identity again, the last one long lost to a bygone era. Whispers of outside contenders for the top four.

Mikel Arteta talking on a cell phone: Mikel Arteta (above) is facing a key period in his Arsenal career after consecutive league losses © Provided by Daily Mail Mikel Arteta (above) is facing a key period in his Arsenal career after consecutive league losses a group of football players on a field: The Gunners have been beaten by Manchester City and Leicester City in their last two games © Provided by Daily Mail The Gunners have been beaten by Manchester City and Leicester City in their last two games

Yet here we are, Arsenal head to Manchester United today with three defeats in their last four in the Premier League. 12th place. A worse first 26 league games than Unai Emery.

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Maybe this time it’s just a product of a crazy season, where the only pattern is that there is none. Or maybe, there is more to it. If you look deeper, there’s signs for concern.

Only Crystal Palace, Newcastle and West Brom with fewer shots per game (check after today). Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang five league games without a goal.

Only three other teams with a higher Passes Per Defensive Action figure, a number which shows how aggressively you press. The lower the number, the fewer passes you allow your opponent before you try to win it back. Not what you would expect from a disciple of Pep Guardiola.

Youri Tielemans with a football ball on a field: Arsenal are not pressing teams while goals have dried up for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) © Provided by Daily Mail Arsenal are not pressing teams while goals have dried up for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L)

From Arteta’s point of view, this is just another pothole on the long path to rebuilding a club that has not known what it is since its previous creator left, passed through various hands until now. A similar situation to the one faced by the man in the opposing dugout today in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta is 'pretty positive' of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a new deal but admits the club must persuade the striker of his importance and their own ambition.

‘I had to prioritise the things that we had to get right straight away in order to give us the best possible chance to be competitive in every game, and try to have a real fight against any opponent.


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‘I think we are doing that and now there are some final things that we have to improve to be more consistent with our results.

a person standing on top of a grass covered field: Arteta is preparing his side in a crucial match against Manchester United this Sunday © Provided by Daily Mail Arteta is preparing his side in a crucial match against Manchester United this Sunday

‘But the way we are competing in every game is unquestionable, even against the top teams. The game that we lost the other day, in a few months we will win it.’

That game in question was the 1-0 defeat at home to Leicester, Arsenal’s first at home to the Foxes in 47 years. They struggled to break down a Leicester team that Arteta complained had put 11 men behind the ball, only for Jamie Vardy to come off the bench and snatch the win.

Arsenal boss Arteta questions Lacazette's disallowed goal in Leicester defeat

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hails 'quality' Manchester United forwards. Paul Merson explains why Marcus Rashford should not start against Arsenal . Both teams prepared for Sunday’ s game in ideal fashion, with United thumping RB Leipzig in the Champions League and Arsenal seeing off Dundalk

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‘Those matches will be much better controlled and we will be more of a threat when we are attacking those situations. It takes a little bit of time and you have to respect that time without exposing players.

a person with a football ball on a field: Jamie Vardy (above) scored the winner as Leicester won at Arsenal for the first time in 47 years © Provided by Daily Mail Jamie Vardy (above) scored the winner as Leicester won at Arsenal for the first time in 47 years

‘It's a challenge and that's that we have to be resolving on a daily basis because we don't have a six-week pre-season where we can work on anything with all the players. We're just facing the situations as and when they come, and we'll get better because we need to improve in certain areas.’

Arsenal are not the only team caught up in the madness. United have endured their own. Hammered 6-1 by Tottenham but have since beat Paris Saint-Germain and stuffed Leipzig in the Champions League. Even Arteta has struggled to make sense of it all.

‘I've been watching their games and they are really different games,’ said Arteta. ‘Where they've won and lost, it's the way the game navigated and where the game was in certain moments and how it ended up, it’s confusing.

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How Mikel Arteta Can Improve Arsenal For Next Season | Transfers, Tactics & Formations. Arsenal have been in the market for a midfielder this summer and we’ll be looking at which midfielders could fit Partey has the physical attributes to play in a midfield two and has proven himself at the top level.

running again with players covering more ground during victory over Manchester United Mikel Arteta is encouraging his Arsenal players to compete with higher intensity Fitness understandably faded in the second half against Manchester United Arsenal are up and running again. The question now, and it is one at the forefront of Mikel

Mikel Arteta standing in front of a building: Arteta claims he has been 'confused' by Manchester United's recent form and resurgence © Provided by Daily Mail Arteta claims he has been 'confused' by Manchester United's recent form and resurgence

‘What I can say about them is that they have the ability to turn any match into a win with the ability they have up front, with the options that they have to change formations and the threat that they have in attacking positions.’

Arteta believes this tumultuous season will settle down. At the minute Everton are title contenders and Aston Villa are in the top four.

Come the end, it will be the usual suspects and Arteta thinks Arsenal will be one of them.

Mikel Arteta wearing a football uniform: Arteta believes his Arsenal side will find form against and be a top-four contender this season © Provided by Daily Mail Arteta believes his Arsenal side will find form against and be a top-four contender this season

‘I expect that everything will start to be more natural and more stable,’ he said. ‘The start of the season depends a lot on your fixtures.

‘Don't forget as well that this season we have already played three times against Liverpool, we played against Manchester City away from home and we've had some tough games without any preparation.

‘We will see where we are in May.’

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