Although Arsenal have dropped points in the last two matches, coach Mikel Arteta is still confident in the team’s ability to compete for the championship.
Mikel Arteta shares about Arsenal
After two consecutive draws against Liverpool and West Ham, Arsenal gradually lost their advantage in the race with Man City. Currently, the gap between the two sides is only 4 points and Man City has 1 match to play. With coach Arteta now, he said Arsenal still have a chance to win the title.
Sharing before the match against Southampton, Arsenal’s captain said: “The players still have complete confidence in what we do. The goal we are fighting for is amazing, because the club did not race to the title. It’s been like this for a long time, the chance to win is still in our hands and we want to do it.
Every game brings a gift, and that’s what you do to learn and improve as a team. We have another gift tomorrow and must take it.
Stumbles are a part of anything you do, especially in football. Whatever the goal, it won’t follow a sequence. You have to be prepared for any eventuality, and the whole team reacted very well this week. I want to see them show that against Southampton.”
In addition, the coach also Arteta refused to comment that playing against Man City brought Arsenal’s advantage. He said the team only focused on each match and did not care about Man City’s schedule. Previously, this coach also affirmed many times that he only focused on the home team and did not pay attention to the opponent.
The 41-year-old coach also revealed defender William Saliba will continue to sit out against Southampton and only know specifically about the French midfielder’s return date next week. Oleksandr Zinchenko is also uncertain about playing because of a muscle injury.