Conflicted coach Arteta steers Gunners closer to Europe after ex-club's ban. FMTNews Arsenal
Conflicted coach Arteta steers Gunners closer to Europe after ex-club's ban.
A 4-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday lifted Arsenal up to 10th in the Premier League, but just six points adrift of Tottenham in fifth.“It’s very difficult. I want the best for Manchester City, the best for Pep (Guardiola) and the players. The only thing I want for them is positive and good things,” said the Spaniard.
“We talked before the game that we wanted to turn draws into wins,” added Arteta after a run of six draws in eight games.Arteta handed Eddie Nketiah his first Premier League start up front at the expense of the out-of-form Alexandre Lacazette.One of the revelations of Arteta’s early days in charge has been Bukayo Saka’s performances as a makeshift leftback.
Newcastle have scored just 24 goals in 26 league games this season and their lack of a goal threat was obvious as they chased the game in the final half hour.“We did not start the half like we should’ve done. We’ve been sloppy and given away awful goals.”
Luck then shone on Lacazette to end a nine-game goal drought as his right-footed shot flicked off his left foot and flew into the top corner in the fifth minute of stoppage time.
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