Football

Arteta wants to rebuild

After a bad start Arsenal manager Arteta is looking to organize the team.

After a bad start Arsenal manager Arteta is looking to organize the team.

Mike Arteta

Mikel Arteta looking at the condition of Arsenal, he has admitted that the team needs immediate change and says the club needs to retrace after their disappointing start to the new season.

Arsenal are bottom of the England Premier League table after losing their opening three games against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City without scoring a goal.

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The Gunners were the league’s highest spenders during the summer window and technical director Edu has been forced to defend the club’s transfer policy after their slow start to the campaign.

Arteta admitted seems promising to deliver results and is confident his squad can turn their form around – with his side at home to Norwich on Saturday.

“We have tried to explain the project and the decisions that we have made over the last few months in the transfer window,” Arteta said.

“The amount of changes that we’ve had in two or three years is almost 30 players. Edu explained it like I’ve tried to explain it.

“We have all participated, trying to create and build this project obviously led by the owners. It is a project that we believe in, that we have to assemble.

“It was the option that we believe is best for the future of the football club. We all take responsibility because we were all involved in the decision.

“Now we have to make it work. The complexity in football is that you want to build a medium, long-term project with immediate results.

“And we have to embrace that because there is no other way in football, you’re going to have to have results and we are ready to do that.”

As the Gunners prepare for their next meeting with Norwich players like Gabriel, Thomas Partey, and Eddie Nketiah are yet to return from injury and Ben White available after previously testing positive for COVID 19.

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Arteta will be without Mohamed Elneny [thigh injury] and Granit Xhaka [suspended] is satisfied he has nearly a full squad.

“I am really looking forward to having everybody available and trying to start the season the way we want,” he added.

“We don’t want to use any excuses but we know how difficult the start was with injuries and a lot of covid issues we had, and extremely difficult games to play.

“We have to reset now, we need to start and hopefully get everybody back on track, and start to improve our game, which is what we have to do.”

When asked if the match against Norwich was now a must-win game, Arteta added: “It always is at Arsenal. The pressure is always there to be as high as possible in the league table.

“We need that first win. We’re playing in front of our fans after a disappointing start so it is down to us to provide everything that we have performance-wise, to gain a result at the end.”