Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta spoke about Saturday’s game against Norwich City. So, Arteta discusses Arsenal’s losing streak before facing Norwich, while leaving the door open for free agent Jack Wilshere.
Head coach Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal need a “reset” after a disappointing start to their 2021-22 Premier League season.
Arteta’s team has lost all three of their games so far, losing to Brentford, Chelsea, and reigning champions Manchester City.
The Gunners are bottom of the table, after their 0-2 defeat to Chelsea (football news), and then to Manchester City.
Indeed, despite excelling in the EFL Cup, winning 0-6 over West Brom, Arsenal haven’t yet picked up an EPL point.
What is worse is they have conceded nine goals thus far without replying with a single one of their own.
And now, they will be hosting Norwich City at home, the Emirates Stadium, on Saturday.
Arteta Discusses Arsenal’s Losing Streak before Facing Norwich
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be without Granit Xhaka, who is facing suspension, and Mohamed Elneny, who has an injury.
Despite this, the Gunners have the has Gabriel, Thomas Partey, and Eddie Nketiah available for selection after injury.
Ben White, who previously tested positive for coronavirus, will also return.
And so, now, Arteta is finally optimistic that his team will be able to start fresh against the Canaries.
“I am really looking forward to having everybody available and trying to start the season the way we want,” he said according to the official club website.
“We don’t want to use any excuses, but we know how difficult the start was with injuries and a lot of COVID issues we had, and extremely difficult games to play.
“We have to reset now, we need to start and hopefully get everybody back on track, and start to improve our game, which is what we have to do.
“The pressure is always there to be as high as possible in the league table.
“We need that first win. We’re playing in front of our fans after a disappointing start, so it is down to us to provide everything that we have performance-wise, to gain a result at the end.”