“Forget about the scoreline, you played rubbish, and if you continue like this, you’ll be dropped to the bench”- Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hammers Arsenal star and tells him to do even better from now on or else he would take a severe choice against him- Not Odegard, Raya, or Jorginho
‘The next stage,’ says Mikel Arteta, a 24-year-old Arsenal player Arsenal cruised past Sheffield United today, continuing their outstanding start to the season.
The Gunners smashed five past the hapless Blades, who will now make a decision on manager Paul Heckingbottom’s future in the coming days.
However, for Arsenal, it was just another day at the office after a difficult midweek assignment in Europe.
A number of Arsenal players have recently excelled, including new addition Declan Rice. However, Mikel Arteta believes he can do even more, including add goals to his game.
Arteta wants Declan Rice to contribute more in the final third.
Arteta was asked about Rice playing higher forward in his post-match press conference for Football.London.
And the Gunners manager confessed that he believes Rice can achieve much more on that front.
“Without a doubt. “This is the next step and things that we can evolve and help him improve,” Arteta added.
Arsenal play West Ham in the FA Cup in midweek before facing Newcastle United.
A game-changing signing
Arteta will always expect more from his players, but there is no doubt that he has been a fantastic purchase for the Gunners.
He has turned their midfield from good to exceptional, and they now have a midfield that can compete with the best in the world.
It’s extremely astonishing that England has Rice and Jude Bellingham as choices. If those two are fit for the Euros, football may come home.
Simply having Rice is fantastic for Arsenal. They spent a lot of money on him, and it appears like it was money well spent.
Rice was crucial for West Ham, and he’s doing the same for Arsenal just a few months in. He is now one of the finest players in the Premier League and is crucial for Mikel Arteta.