Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal MUST beat Chelsea on Tuesday night if they’re to have any probability of ending within the Premier League prime 4 this season.
The Gunners make the quick journey to west London tomorrow for what’s the choose of the midweek video games, with Arteta hoping to beat the Blues for revenge – and an important three factors.
Frank Lampard’s facet got here from behind to win when the 2 London rivals met solely three weeks in the past, and Arsenal’s outcomes have been hit-and-miss since then.
They adopted up the loss to Chelsea by securing an emphatic win over Manchester United and an FA Cup defeat of Leeds, however then drew with each Crystal Palace and Sheffield United to drop precious Premier League factors.
And Arteta is nicely conscious his facet should beat the Blues this time round to begin including factors – shortly.
“It’s actually vital if we wish to combat for the highest 4”, mentioned the Spaniard at his pre-match press convention. “Tomorrow we’d like a win.”
Arsenal impressed after they performed Chelsea final outing, though they pale within the second half and Lampard’s facet scored twice to finish their comeback win.
“I cherished the primary 30-35 minutes and the way a lot we needed to place them below stress,” added Arteta. “They modified the system and began to defend deep and bodily it was more durable to keep up that power.
“In opposition to Chelsea that’s important. We’ll go together with the identical intention.”
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Arteta additionally mentioned different matters throughout his press convention, and you may learn one of the best bits, beneath…
Might Arsenal signal nobody this month?
“That’s attainable. I don’t wish to simply deliver gamers in, I need them to assist the squad.”
On Eddie Nketiah
“It will depend on the circumstances, the gamers we have now and the way he trains. I’ve to deal with him like all the opposite gamers and it’ll rely on him.”
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On Arsenal’s defence
“The way in which we conceded [against Sheffield United] damage. We have now to have the ambition to attain the second and third aim, as within the last moments within the Premier League the sport is rarely closed.”
Will you favour Premier League or Europa League in battle to qualify for Champions League?
“We don’t know in the meanwhile. We simply must get each efficiency pretty much as good as we will. To look additional is unrealistic.”
“Issues haven’t moved.”
On Layvin Kurzawa rumours
“There’s nothing new to say. When we have now extra information we’ll let you realize.”