YOU will most likely keep in mind a number of years in the past that I accused Arsenal gamers of missing ‘cojones’ after a defeat at Watford.
But that was a remark made after a particular match and nevertheless low Mikel Arteta’s aspect are within the Premier League desk, that isn’t an accusation I might degree at them now.
Mikel Arteta’s aspect are slumped at fifteenth within the Premier League desk Credit score: Kevin Quigley-The Day by day Mail
They continue to be one thing of a delicate contact — however a distinct kind of delicate contact.
Not a workforce you possibly can bodily intimidate however a workforce who will all the time offer you an opportunity.
Burnley will consider they’ll win on the Emirates tomorrow.
They are going to look to take advantage of Arsenal’s weaknesses from set-pieces and they’re going to look to hit them on the break, too.
If Arsenal play to their full potential, they need to win.
In the event that they lose, then Arsenal may slip in direction of a real relegation battle and Arteta will probably be in deep trouble.
I truly assume Arteta has had some optimistic affect on the psychology and the tradition at Arsenal — however you can not hold dropping video games and fall that low down the desk at a membership of Arsenal’s stature and anticipate for the board to remain affected person.
Arteta talks rather a lot in regards to the quantity of possession Arsenal have and particularly the quantity of crosses they make.
Troy Deeney as soon as accused Arsenal’s gamers of missing ‘cojones’Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
However you possibly can all the time discover statistics to make issues appear higher than they’re.
Are they the precise kind of crosses? Are they doing sufficient with their possession?
As a result of Arsenal have scored simply twice in seven league video games and after I watched their 2-0 defeat within the North London derby, I didn’t really feel Spurs ever seemed significantly threatened.
Burnley is a large sport for Arteta. Win it and Arsenal may quickly be again within the high half and he can proceed to have an effect on change on the membership.
Lose it and the sport could be up.
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