Mikel Arteta warned that no Arsenal player would guarantee a starting point, but said he was determined to support Pierre Emerick Aubameyang during an increasingly troubling drought.
Arsenal have always counted on ending Aubameyang but their last Premier League goal from open play came at Fulham Stadium on the opening day of the season. Arteta’s attempt to bring him back into shape by turning him into the center of attack has yet to bear fruit; The manager said he does not automatically guarantee a spot but urged perspective given his team captain’s long-term track record.
“No one is not cultivable,” he said. “At the end of the day we have to find the right players to win football matches. But we cannot forget what Oba did for this club and what he did in recent months, not years ago. Also, I see how he trains and how he acts, to what extent he wants to change this situation. When I see this kind of hunger, it is a matter of support for the player as well as the position he enjoys in the team, because of his performance. “
Arteta said he had no temptation to give Aubameyang a chance to boost morale on Thursday. European League A draw at Dundalk, which is basically a training game since Arsenal have won the second set while the Irish League team will finish last. The squad will be similar to the mix of youngsters and players who defeated Rapid Vienna last week, and Thomas Partey was among those left behind after a thigh injury worsened in Tottenham’s defeat on Sunday. Barty cemented Tottenham’s second goal. Arteta said he would miss the next few matches and defended the decision to return him to the derby after missing three matches.
We tested [his thigh] Three times and he had no symptoms. ”“ Then people will say it was a little early but I don’t think it was because he was so good at playing. ”
He said the stress of overturning Arsenal’s fortunes is making Arteta “sleep less”. He also revealed that Arsenal had contacted the authorities after Hector Bellerin had been punished for a fifth miss-throw this season at Tottenham. “We sent pictures to the Premier League because there were many, many accidents, much worse than that but they never were [given],” He said.
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