In his press conference this Monday (1st), before the derby against chelseathis Tuesday (2), at 4 p.m. (Brasilia time), with broadcast live by ESPN No Star+the technician arsenal, Mikel Artetacelebrate the guaranteed ranking for the next UEFA Champions League and assured that his team can still win the premier leaguealthough it was overtaken by the Manchester City not on weekends
Bone Citizens took the top of the board after the 2-1 win against FulhamSunday (30), taking and point ahead of the gunners – the Manchester team still has one game less than its rival.
Frankly, Arteta revealed that before the start of the season, a placement in the G-4 would already be considered a success for Arsenal. However, he has now said he would be unhappy if it was the club’s only ‘award’ of the year.
“I am awarded proud and grateful to all those who have handed over to put this club back in the game. Champions, with five or six games left in the season. It was something that hadn’t happened in a decade at this club,” he recalled.
“So, congratulations to all. But I also thank you for being dissatisfied and not having the idea that only the vacancy in Champions that’s enough. We want more, because this casting forces us to achieve our goal,” he continued.
“We have already achieved something very difficult to achieve, and we can still postpone the title of premier league, because there are still five games to go and a lot can still happen. What we have to do is forget what happened last week, learn from our mistakes and think about the next game, which will be at home, with our fans, under the London Derby, and do the right things. »
Arteta also confirmed that the defense Guillaume Saliba will still be out of action against Chelsea, as the defender continues his recovery from a back injury that ruled him out of the last six games for the gunners.
« He won’t be on the list for Tuesday’s game, » lamented the coach.
“We will have to wait for the next game to see how it goes. The truth is that this week he showed no improvement,” he concluded.
Arsenal’s next matches:
chelsea (C) – Tuesday (05/02), 4:00 p.m. (Brasilia time) – premier league – With transmission by ESPN No Star+
newcastle (F) – Sunday (07/05), 12:30 p.m. (from Brasilia) – premier league – With transmission by ESPN No Star+