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Arteta Shoots Down Title Hopes Inquiry: Gives Blunt Response on Arsenal’s Stuttering Campaign

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Arteta Shoots Down Title Hopes Inquiry: Gives Blunt Response on Arsenal’s Stuttering Campaign

Arsenal play Chelsea in the Premier League on Tuesday night hoping to halt their run of four games without a win, which has given Manchester City the lead.

According to Mikel Arteta, Arsenal is not satisfied with second place and believes they are still in contention for the Premier League crown.

The Gunners have struggled in recent weeks, grabbing only three points from a possible 12 to hand Manchester City the lead. Arteta’s team blew two-goal leads to draw with Liverpool and West Ham before being held by Southampton and beaten 4-1 by City.

City, who were 11 points behind at one time, are currently one point ahead with a game in hand following their 2-1 win over Fulham on Sunday afternoon. Despite the fact that their fate is out of their control, Arteta is sure that Arsenal will not give up on their dream ahead of Tuesday night’s home match against Chelsea.

When asked in his pre-match press conference if Arsenal would settle for second place, Arteta simply said, “No.” He said, after a long pause and a gaze, “I already mentioned it.”

Earlier in the news conference, Arteta discussed his team’s mentality in the aftermath of the humiliating loss to City. “What I like best is that even after accomplishing that with six games to go – something I don’t think has happened in more than a decade at this club – we’re still not satisfied, we’re still upset, and we still want more,” he said.

“We want to be the club that is consistently with the best, that’s the mentality that we need – and that’s what I’ve loved over the last few days.”

When asked if he was proud of his players, he said, “Yes, because we have achieved what is difficult to achieve, and we can still achieve the Premier League, because there are five games left and a lot of things can still happen.”

“What we have to do is forget about what happened last week, learn from it and move on into the next game, with a full team, at home in a London derby with our people and put things right.

“We are Arsenal Football Club, we have to be here to win every single trophy – these are the demands. The reality of what happened in the last 15 years, that’s not the reality, but the demands have to be there.

“The thing that I like the most: great, we are in the Champions League, but we’re still unsatisfied – that is what we need as a club if we are to move forward as a team and as a club.”

Arsenal will be without William Saliba for the encounter against Chelsea, with Arteta stating that the defender’s injury has not improved.

He explained that injuries are a part of the game, and Saliba’s issue followed similar issues for Gabriel Jesus, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kierney Tierney, Eddie Nketiah, and Emile Smith Rowe.

Arteta Shoots Down Title Hopes Inquiry: Gives Blunt Response on Arsenal’s Stuttering Campaign

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