Mikel Arteta opens up and announces Arsenal will chase Europe ‘until all hope has gone’

Mikel Arteta has revealed that he will continue to chase European qualification until all hope has gone for his Arsenal side.

The Gunners had been hoping that the football break for a few months would help towards the end of the season and the clubs quest to get back inside those European spot.

But despite taking the lead against rivals Tottenham at the weekend, The Gunners were beaten by their north London rivals and now sit ninth in the Premier League table with three games to go.

However, despite the clubs bleak outlook to finish inside those European places, Arteta has admitted that his Arsenal side will continue to push and chase European qualification until all hope has gone

“Points-wise it is a massive blow because we know the results this weekend, but we will keep trying until we have no hope,” he said on Sky Sports

“This is who we are. We are fighting in two different ways, one in the league and won in the FA Cup. Will we do our best and try and finish as strong as possible.

“I am disappointed and frustrated and really sorry for the boys because of the way they played and showed who we are.

“But you give the two goals away that we have given, against these players it is very difficult to win a derby.

“If we minimise the mistakes we do and keep playing like that we are going to win many, many, many football matches because we are going to make it very difficult for opponents.”

Look, maybe a season away from European football for the club could be a good thing as it would give Arteta time to focus on the Premier League, maybe it could be a great thing that they finish the season down the table, it will mean that the only way is up next season right?

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1 Response

  1. Ali Adili says:

    A team who can’t defend set-pieces nor can score from them, a team who can’t defend counter attacks nor can counter attack themselves, a team who can’t pass the ball forward and nor can they back pass intelligently, a team who waste most of the time passing the ball ridiculously in their own half till losing it and giving away silly goals, such a team is doing extremely well to stay in the upper half of the table, as such a team should, instead, be fighting relegation.
    I have been a fan of Arsenal long enough to suffer enough, and now adays it is the worse although the solution is not far away, simply getting rid of the clones and clowns, to bring in competent ones as in football this is not expenses but rather investments. you can’t win a formula with a Mini, moreover you can’t go anywhere in a broken Mini.
    So Auba, laca, Ozil, Bellerin, Leno, Torriera, Alneni, Mkhetarian, Sokratis, and the three clowns Luiz, Mustafi, and Xhaka, should all be offloaded to raise funds and to strengthen the team. A lot will object particularly for Auba, but let’s face it, he is in the last phase of his career and a replacement will be needed so earning some money from his departure would be wiser. Two reliable defenders, one or two defending midfielders, one or two attacking midfielders, and at least one instinctive goal scorer should be brought in. Arsenal whenever they had at least one world class player in each line they ended up winning trophies, especially in defence. Unfortunately we are still paying the price for Wenger legacy which was to gain money in any way, rather than winning trophies. Yet, after all, spending money wisely for players and managers, is an investment that would bring more money.