After Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by West Ham, coach Mikel Arteta bitterly admitted the psychological weakness of the London team.
In the last match, Arsenal had a trip to West Ham in round 31 of the Premier League. This match has the exact same scenario as the one against Liverpool last week. Accordingly, Mikel Arteta’s teachers and students took a 2-0 lead early, but let the home team equalize the score 2-2.
Thus, in the last 2 rounds, the London team dropped 4 extremely unfortunate points. They are still leading on the rankings, but only 4 points ahead of the 2nd ranked team, Man City. Arsenal currently play 1 more game than Man City, the two teams have a direct confrontation at Etihad Stadium. Obviously, two consecutive draws made Arsenal’s championship team greatly reduced.
After Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by West Ham, coach Mikel Arteta bitterly admitted the psychological weakness of the London team. “When the game needs to be brutal, you have to do it,” he said. If you don’t have that ruthless mindset in the Premier League then at some stage the dynamics will change.”
“We are disappointed that we couldn’t get the three points against West Ham. The team started well, scoring 2 goals. We had a third chance to score but couldn’t take it. After West Ham had a goal from 11m, the dynamics of the game changed significantly. If you concede goals like that and don’t shoot any penalties then you’re in big trouble in this tournament.”
“We need to play better in the next matches, the team must not drop the points after creating an advantage.”