On Tuesday, Arsenal was knocked out of Manchester City’s League Cup, but Mikel Arteta got an answer to the question he asked earlier this week.
Arteta said he was looking forward to recognizing the “fighters” within his team during this tough period and parting ways with “victims” as part of a press conference with a whole lot of statistics that had plenty of jokes firing through the Twittersphere.
After the loss of the area, he was asked if he had found the victims.
“I’m concentrating on the fighters that we have,” said Arteta (video at bottom of post). The spirit we showed tonight, going against a very tough adversary and remembering the goals we have accomplished. We’re always trying. A lot of warriors, I see.
In the Premier League, where they are sitting in 15th position with 14 points across as many matches, the Gunners have a lot of work to do.
The Festive Fixtures, until visits to Brighton and West Brom, see Arsenal host Chelsea. Points are a must.
“We’ve got to turn it around,” said Arteta. “If we don’t then we are in serious trouble. That is the moment that will define our season.