Mikel Arteta makes surprising preparation admission ahead of Leeds vs Arsenal
Arsenal beat Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League on Thursday before going to Elland Street to handle Leeds United on Saturday – not passing on any chance to prepare
Arsenal have the opportunity to prepare before entering the Elland Street cauldron on Sunday, Mikel Arteta has uncovered.
The Gunners flew home from their Europa League win in Norway on Friday before going up to Leeds on Saturday. Also, the Spaniard said: “We won’t prepare. We will have an enactment clearly on Saturday yet actually an instructional meeting is beyond the realm of possibilities.
“We will give them the thoughts, some video, get them dynamic, recuperate them well and that is all there is to it. That’s it. Time is running out. We need to go back to London and travel to Leeds.” Gabriel Martinelli scored his most memorable Premier League support in Yorkshire last December as Arsenal won 4-1 in Yorkshire.
“I think we are better-prepared to deal with that sort of climate than we were a long time back,” Arteta added. “Last year it was mind boggling in any event, when we were winning 3-0. That group is something I’ve never seen. You can detect each time I’m watching them. You understand what being like is going.”
In the interim, captain Martin Odegaard has hailed the club’s “winning mindset” after they proceeded with their fine beginning to the season with a tight Europa League triumph at Bodo/Glimt.
Bukayo Saka’s chance first-half goal was sufficient to seal a 1-0 win in the Icy Circle as the Gunners made it 11 triumphs from 12 games. Odegaard began in his local Norway as manager Arteta rearranged his load with one eye on Sunday’s precarious outing to Leeds.
With the World Cup shortening the club schedule, Arsenal have up until this point dealt with their crew well, with just a 3-1 misfortune at Manchester United blotching their duplicate book. Odegaard accepts the outlook inside the crew is behind the new run and, regardless of enjoying the good life at the highest point of the Premier League, he demands nobody is underestimating anything.
“We know the quality we have and we know the mindset we have now,” he said. “Everyone is ready for every game, for every action, and that’s what we wanted today. It wasn’t the best game but we won, and that’s the best thing about it; the three points and our winning mentality to just win every game.
“That’s what it’s all about now, take it game by game and try to win every time we play, that’s what we want to do. We have to take it step by step, we’re not getting carried away, we have to stay calm and keep working hard and we’ll see.”