Arsenal surprised fans and competition alike by not bringing anyone in during the winter transfer window. He only parted ways with a few players during January. In the end, coach Mikel Arteta (41) did not even call up the new striker, about whom there was so much speculation in recent months.
The Gunners enter the rest of the season without fresh signings, but the Spanish tactician has faith in his team. “I am convinced that it was the best way. Believe me, I like my players. They will score goals and we will be on top, they will” Arteta spoke to the club pages of the London giants.
The Spaniard does not hide his plans to use young players more, but he needs to polish them first. “That’s definitely our vision. We want to produce talent and help them. But they have to earn it and work hard,” continued the coach of the currently third team of the English Premier League.
On Sunday, Arsenal face a tough mission as they face current leaders Liverpool. But the Gunners are confident against the Reds, although they haven’t been in the best form recently. Out of the last five matches, they won only two, lost two and drew one.
“We have already managed to beat the big teams this season and this is another opportunity. Beating Liverpool by points would boost our confidence and improve our position in the table. We are playing at home in front of our fans and we want to make them happy.” concluded Arteta, who will want to avenge his opponent’s defeat on January 7, when Arsenal lost 0-2 at the Emirates Stadium to Liverpool in the FA Cup.
The article was originally published for Livesport Zprávy.