After Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium, Mikel Arteta was optimistic about the team’s chances of winning the league. The loss was Arsenal’s third in four games across all competitions, letting City move ahead of them in the Premier League table. Read out complete details about Leandro Trossard and Jorginho helping Arsenal recover as Mikel Arteta returns to fundamentals down below.
Leandro Trossard and Jorginho help Arsenal recover as Mikel Arteta returns to fundamentals.
They had lost more points in 11 days than in the first six months of the season put together. Arteta, on the other hand, shot down any talk of losing speed. Even though many people on the outside didn’t believe him, the manager went the other way. He said, “I have more faith now than I did before the game.” Two weeks on, it seems that belief was justified. When Arsenal plays Everton on Wednesday, they can move five points ahead again. But it took more than just faith to get them back here.
Arteta spoke of going “back to basics” after Arsenal followed up their 4-2 win over Aston Villa with a 1-0 victory against Leicester on Saturday. “It was about coming back to some details and basics that took games away from us,” he said.
He elaborated in his pre-match press conference for the visit of Everton. “We talked about boxes,” he said when asked about their upturn in form. “We’ve been much more efficient in both boxes.”