Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace: Mikel Arteta calls on players to ‘give a little more’ to hold up against Manchester City
Mikel Arteta has called on Arsenal’s players, who are closing in on their first Premier League title since 2004, to ‘do a little bit more’ in the remaining 10 Premier League games.
Arsenal became the first team in English Football League history to win nine London derbies in a single league season. Their latest success means they head into the international break eight points behind title rivals Manchester City despite playing a match. tomorrow.
Bukayo Saka was the star again against Crystal Palace on Sunday, scoring twice to open the scoring for Gabriel Martinelli, becoming the first Premier League player to achieve double figures in both goals and assists this season. I was.
Four years after he swore to his fans when his replacement in this fixture cheered, Granit Xhaka’s stellar season continued, returning home in the third after the interval.
“I’m very happy with how the game started and how we handled it on Thursday,” said Arteta of Sporting Lisbon’s penalty shootout.
“We removed the question marks. We showed a lot of determination and a lot of purpose in the way we played.I’m really happy with the way we played after playing 120 minutes after losing two players. . [William Saliba and Takehiro Tomiyasu]I’m really happy with what we showed.
When asked if Saca is the best player in the Premier League right now, Arteta replied: Today he made a big impact on the result, especially with his contribution inside the opponent’s box. “
Tomiyasu left the Emirates after watching the game from the stands with a knee brace and crutches. The Japan national team is expected to undergo surgery, likely ruling out the rest of the season.
In a season where key talent is missing at regular intervals, it’s time for Arsenal to show their depth once again.
When asked if Tomiyasu could miss the rest of the season, Arteta added, “I don’t know.” there is. [Monday]It doesn’t look good, that’s for sure. We know it’s serious because he’s not someone who likes to exaggerate things.
“I hope it’s better news for William. [Saliba]I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get better pictures. We have already lost a player this season.we lost gabby [Gabriel Jesus] For four months, Thomas Party is missing a month and a half, Oleksandr Zinchenko is missing a month and a half, Mohammed Elnenny is missing for six to eight months.
Arsenal’s last 10 matches:
- Leeds (h) – Saturday 1st April, 3pm
- Liverpool (a) – Sunday 9 April 4:30pm – Live on Sky Sports
- West Ham (a) – Sunday 16 April 2pm – Live on Sky Sports
- Southampton (h) – Friday 21 April, 8pm – Live on Sky Sports
- Manchester City (a) – Wednesday 26 April, 8pm
- Chelsea (h) – Saturday 29 April, 5:30pm – Live on Sky Sports
- Newcastle (a) – Saturday 6 May, 3pm
- Brighton (h) – Saturday 13 May, 3pm
- Nottingham Forest (a) – Saturday 20 May, 3pm
- Wolves (h) – Sunday, May 28, 4:30pm
“Now we lost Eddie [Nketiah]Fuyasu and Saliba.
“Everyone has to contribute a little more. It’s no secret. If you want to maintain that level, everyone has to step in and contribute a little more. Rob.” [Holding] An example of what we needed today. “
Arsenal lost Jesus to injury during the intermission of the last international game, so Arteta will spend the next two weeks trying to ensure that the internationals return unscathed from their commitments to their respective countries. And, understandably, you will be nervous.
“I want to think positively and touch trees! They have to play games and they have to represent their country. I hope everything goes well.
“They now have to look after themselves at this time. The players who leave need to come back with the same mentality that they are starving. Now the only important game for us is , the next game against Leeds.”
McCarthy denounces lack of cutting edge: when it rains, it pours
Palace were inches away from taking the lead as Wilfried Zaha’s strike bounced off the post and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale writhed heavily after catching the ball.
The Eagles, who sacked former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira on Friday, were at least on the scoresheet as Jeffrey Schlapp provided second-half solace under interim manager Paddy McCarthy after a nearly seven-hour scoreless run. .
“It’s been a busy one,” interim boss McCarthy said of the past few days. I knew I had to play today to stop a very good Arsenal team.
“If I had taken one of the previous chances, the result might have been different today.
“I didn’t have time to think about anything other than getting the team ready for today’s game. My only focus was on this. There was no conversation. I will do whatever the football club asks of me. I’ve been here for 15 years.Whatever this club needs of me at this moment, I will do it.
Palace remain in 12th place, just three points away from the relegation zone as they look to win the Premier League in 2023. Chairman Steve Parrish, who was present at the Emirates, plans to spend the next two weeks searching for a successor to Vieira, and McCarthy has not ruled out taking the position on a permanent basis.
When asked what Palace needs to do to stop the slide, McCarthy said: A defensive arsenal always creates chances.
“We were 3-1 going into the game, so the fourth goal was a disappointment. That’s a completely different story, but 4-1 looks a little worse than it actually is.
“We proved today that we can create chances against one of the division’s defenses, so they’re going to be positive out of it. Joachim. [Andersen] I have a scar on my calf. He felt a cramp in his calf just before kickoff. Bad things stack up.
“In this predicament, we need players who have gone through the factory. Tomkus. [James Tomkins] There was a 15-minute warm-up on the side before the start and I thought he did a great job given the circumstances. You need experience to help us. Athletes with this experience will play a big role in the coming weeks. “
Hit and miss: Arsenal storming for the title
Sky Sports’ Adam Bate:
Arsenal exuded confidence and coolness at the Emirates Stadium. This was the performance of a team that believes they are marching to the Premier League title.
Losing on penalties to Sporting in extra-time in the Europa League was of course not the ideal build-up for the game against Crystal Palace. The away team had their first two shots, and Wilfried Zaha hit the post.
However, Arsenal have shown they can step up again. Gabriel Martinelli, who missed the decisive kick on Thursday, is a successful goalscorer in the Premier League with six goals in his last six games. No one comes close to it, not even Erling Haaland. He scored first and Palace were overwhelmed.
The partnership between Ben White on the right and the brilliant Bukayo Saka has blossomed. both were great. But now there are partnerships all over the Arsenal pitch, with new partnerships emerging all the time. The third goal was fed by Leandro Trossar to Granito Xhaka.
With Manchester City ahead of the game, their eight-point lead at the top feels huge for one very simple reason – Arsenal look like the best team in this Premier League. The idea that they would hold back is based on the idea that their supposed superiority tells us.
What if it needs to be readjusted? His first 28 appearances in the Premier League showed few signs of Arsenal’s vulnerability. Fixtures are checked and challenges are overcome. With 10 games left, the fans may be nervous, but not this Arsenal his side.
arsenal Continue their title quest when they are Host demotion crisis Leeds Saturday, April 1st at 3pm.then they head to liverpool Live Sunday, April 9th sky sports.
when crystal palace Returning after the international break in March, the next six games will be against teams at the bottom of the standings.
The last time the Eagles faced a team below them in the league was against Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve in 2022, and it was Vieira’s last victory.
Palace face relegation rivals Leicester Saturday April 1st at 3pm at home before departure Leeds Sunday April 9th. Southampton and at home Everton.