Arsenal’s success in qualifying perfectly for the knockout stages of this season’s Europa League is indeed good news, but coach Mikel Arteta has insisted that his team should not celebrate, because they must immediately focus on improving performance on the Premier League stage.
As is well known, Arsenal have indeed managed to secure a ticket to the last 32 of the Europa League thanks to the achievement of a perfect 18 points from six Group stage matches.
This success is in stark contrast to what is seen in the Premier League. The Gunners’ progress in the Premier League is heartbreaking, they only won 13 points from 11 matches.
As a result of this poor performance, the North London Club fell to 15th place in the standings.
From a total of the last 7 matches in the Premier League, Mikel Arteta’s Landing Forces only won one win, with details of five defeats and one more ending in a draw.
Arsenal have only won one win from their last seven Premier League matches, with the rest ending in five defeats and one draw.
No wonder the coach Mikel Arteta asked his team not to celebrate the success in the Europa League, because the results in the League must also be addressed immediately.
“In the end we have to start winning games as soon as possible. We can’t stick with the results we’ve achieved in the last six to eight weeks and we know the win has to start on Sunday tomorrow.”
“Now we have to forget about the Europa League until February and focus completely on the Premier League, also the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup when it starts again in January.” said Arteta on Arsenal’s official website.
One positive point that Arteta can see from his squad is the fact that some of the core players are already at their best and some injured players have recovered.
“Obviously we have a big squad and we welcome a lot of players back from injury, so we have the opportunity to choose who is better while rotating players,”
“It gives us more options in the Premier League to focus more there and get the results we need,” he said.