September 20th The second round of the Premier League,Arsenal beat West Ham 2-1 at home,The teenager Nkatia scored the winning goal in 85 minutes.After the game,Gunners coach Arteta attended the press conference.
Is this game another sign of Arsenal’s progress?
“Yes,But I think the team was a little lucky at certain moments.But at the same time,We also found a way to win,I hope the team will always believe that they can hold on to the last minute.Even for these difficult matches under difficult circumstances,We also caused trouble for ourselves sometimes in the game,But finally got 3 points,This is why we are here.The other is to continue to sum up experience,Because there are still many areas to improve.”
Before 上海夜生活 Nkatia scored,Saka’s wonderful pass
“Both goals are very, very beautiful.We made some very good moves in certain stages of the race,But it is not coherent enough,This is also a long way we need to go.In the first 15-20 minutes,We give the opponent too much ball,Without giving any pressure,This obviously created uncertainty.You can’t calmly deal with any offense,Let the opponent run like this,Exactly what they want to do.In addition,The players continue to fight,Keep going,Everyone is very happy today,Because I also won in mentality.I am happy for this.”
Two wins in two games,Are Arsenal one of the title contenders now?
“Do not,I think we are still far from what we want to do.If you ask any coach in the Premier League,Are they satisfied with everything about the 上海夜生活 team,The answer may be no.We have a very short mini preseason,The team is still adapting.Some players have not recovered 100%,But winning is a good start,Already scored 6 points,Found a way to win.”
First 15 minutes of the game
“In the first 15 minutes,It was very strange.We are talking to the coaching staff.Since I came to the club,This week is the best week for them (players) in terms of decision-making, quality and ball control.But in the first 15 minutes,The team made too many mistakes.We need to improve,There is still a lot of work to be done,But at least the players have been working hard,No one escapes these.They can make mistakes,But can’t escape,So it paid off in the end.”
Aubameyang has renewed his contract with the club,What about Lacazette?
“I am very satisfied with Lacazette.After I came to the team,We showed a lot of confidence in him,But we cannot stop these rumors and speculations,Everyone knows that any player with a contract of less than two years will have this situation.“
Are you trying to persuade him to renew?
“We have not yet started negotiations.We have choices in the transfer market,And currently,We focus on everything.”
What do you do in your mentality to win?
“At 55 to 65 points, I felt that the team was slowly falling behind.It’s difficult,The players are also very painful.West Ham United has created some great opportunities,So I tried to get the players back in shape.In the last 20 minutes,We believe in ourselves more,With concentration and determination to do your job well,Finally won the victory.We will play the next game like that,The most important thing is that I found a way to win.“
Is it a tactical change?
“I think there are two things,But in the end,They must be executed,I also believe that the team will achieve good results.“
How is Tierney?
“Tierney is fine.His muscles are a little uncomfortable in recent days.Try to start today,But it failed.We have no control,I believe he will recover.But in the last ten minutes of warm-up he said he couldn’t play the game.We made a decision,Also ready for alternatives,Kolasinac replaced,The performance is also very good.“
Balance or strategy,Which is more important?
“There must be a balance.This is you to keep the team alive,The way to maintain the right mental state,This is something we must examine and do well every day,Because losing it is very easy.You need to maintain tactical discipline and read the game every minute on the court.Make the right decision,These are all crucial.I think both of these are important.”
The conflict between Enkatia and Ceballos last week?
“This is the charm of this sport.This is an episode that happened,Somewhat negative,But they both worked very well on the court today.
Midfield position——Does the situation in the second half show why you want to sign?
“Do not,Since I joined Arsenal,They have always performed very well,I can see more every time I play.Ernene deserves another chance today,But I want to do some rotation.Ceballos got on.Before the transfer market closed,We will try to strengthen the team.”
Does the transfer market pay more attention to midfielders?
“It depends on the situation of other players in the team,We are open to this.The market may surprise us,There may be people asking for players in any of our positions,Then make a decision.”
“Let us see what happens.”