& # 39; Auba is there with the best … you can't have everything in life & # 39 ;: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists that the status of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as one of the big goal scorers of the modern times are safe despite its modest trophy haul
Mikel Arteta told Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that his status as one of the great goal scorers of modern times is safe, regardless of his trophy trait.
& # 39; Auba is there with the best, & # 39; said Arteta. "If you look at his record in the last 10 years and what he has done in the game, it is phenomenal.
" There are many good players who are doing phenomenally well, but unfortunately there are many top teams in it this country and only one wins the competition.
& # 39; Harry Kane has scored 30 goals and has never won the Premier League, you know. You can't have everything in life. With top players playing in clubs that constantly win, there is more impact, but we all know how good Auba is.
& # 39; It is remarkable how consistent it has been over the years. We all appreciate his value and what he brings to us. & # 39;
Aubameyang, who shared the Premier League Golden Boot last season with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, all with 22 goals, is again at the top of the charts this season. , level with Jamie Vardy at 17.
Arsenal fights to convince him to renew his contract that expires next year and to stay in North London despite his interest from Barcelona.
He is 30 years old and wants to test himself in the Champions League. His European football is limited to the Europa League since he moved from Borussia Dortmund in 2018 for £ 56 million.
He has lost in two finals with Arsenal and is still looking for his first trophy since winning the German Cup with Dortmund in 2017.
& # 39; In the long run, if you lose it, the impact is clear, & Arteta said as he prepared for the Europa League match against Olympiacos tonight.
& # 39; It is very difficult to replace a player of that caliber. Hopefully we can keep it and we don't have to solve that problem. & # 39;
& # 39; Hopefully we can convince him that this is the right place for him & # 39 ;: Mikel Arteta praises Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the best Arsenal player for admitting that club must do everything to keep him after the lead role in Everton win
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice when Arsenal defeated Everton on Sunday
- The Gabon international therefore joined Jamie Vardy as top scorer this season
- Mikel Arteta insists that he and the club will do everything to keep him
The captain of Arsenal scored twice to maintain their revival under Arteta with a 3-2 win over Everton yesterday in the Emirates.
Aubameyang's support means that he now has 17 goals for the season, bringing him to the same level as Jamie Vardy in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.
When asked if victories like this would help their fight to keep him, Arteta said: "Hopefully not only the victories but also what we are trying to do, he really enjoys having each once on the field, that he feels a big part of what we are trying to build here. And I think he's with that mentality right now. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; I think it is difficult for him, a player like him, in recent months and years there have been many disappointments because he has great expectations. You know he wants to play for the biggest clubs in the biggest tournaments and want to be with the best players in the world.
& # 39; We should try to support him and give everything to the club so that he really feels fulfilled here. That is the challenge I have. & # 39;
In the Emirates, Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened the score with a bicycle kick after just 49 seconds before goals by Eddie Nketiah and Aubameyang put Arsenal first.
] Richarlison led moments for rest, but Aubameyang delivered the winner just 27 seconds after the restart.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti complained about the defensive deficiencies on his part after the Arsenal captain stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games and made Arteta by his side still beating defeat in 2020.
The Arsenal manager, who is Aubameyang Arsenal & # 39; s & # 39; best player & # 39; in his post-match interview with Sky Sports, admitted yesterday that before he took over the acquisition at the Emirates, he was not convinced of his mentality.
I had two questions: one, he doesn't want it or he can't physically do it. So when I physically found out he could do it, it almost convinced him that he had to do it every three days. And he shows that. & # 39; he said.
& # 39; He must feel fulfilled. If he does, we also show our appreciation for what he does because he can say: & # 39; I score the goals, I don't have to do it & # 39 ;. But unfortunately we are not so good that we can allow a few players not to. & # 39;
Arteta added: & # 39; I'm so happy with him. Obviously because he scores very important goals for us, but in addition to a captain he gives a great example to everyone else. That a player of this caliber is able to work the way he works defensively … and he is willing and happy to do it. & # 39;
Arteta said that other teams in Europe & # 39; totally right & # 39; are right to want the attacker, claiming: & # 39; He is an excellent player. He deserves to be loved by other teams, but hopefully we can convince him that this is the right place for him. And he has a future here. & # 39;
Carlo Ancelotti maintains that Mikel Arteta & # 39; s lack of management experience will not be a problem because he has gained a lot of knowledge from Pep Guardiola
- Carlo Ancelotti believes that Mikel Arteta & # 39; s lack of experience will not be a problem
- He says he has gained much knowledge as an assistant to Pep Guardiola in Man City
- Arteta faces his former team and the experienced Ancelotti, on Sunday
Carlo Ancelotti insisted on the lack of management experience of Mikel Arteta no problem for Arsenal – because the training he received from Pep Guardiola makes a lot more difference.
The rookie Arteta is the youngest manager in the Premier League and on Sunday the triple Champions League winner faces Ancelotti, who has been in charge of some of & # 39; s world's biggest clubs for two decades.
But the Everton manager feels his own time in the dugout for Real Madrid, AC Milan Juventus, Chelsea Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich is much less important than the knowledge he gained along the way.
Like Arteta now, Ancelotti was as a j quickly to the top manager. The Spaniard was appointed by Arsenal at the age of 37, at the same age when Ancelotti was in charge of a star-studded Parma team, including Gianfranco Zola, Hernan Crespo, Fabio Cannavaro and Lilian Thuram.
Ancelotti then got the Juventus job at only 39, meaning he coached French world cup winners Zinedine Zidane and Didier Deschamps, plus Edgar Davids and Alessandro del Piero, before winning silverware as a manager.
And Ancelotti believes that Arteta is not a youth issue. According to none of his players who remembered the Italian in his playing time, he feels Arteta's time as a midfielder for Everton and Arsenal will count in his favor.
Arteta learned his trade in three years as a Guardiola & # 39; s assistant in Manchester City, just when Ancelotti's education came from one of the most influential managers of an earlier generation.
He played in Arrigo Sacchi of 1989 and 1990 European Cup-winning AC Milan teams and started working as an assistant manager under his mentor when Italy reached the 1994 World Cup Final.
And Ancelotti added: & I prefer knowledge of [just] experience instead. It is more important to have knowledge and the fact that Arteta did his studies with a fantastic manager like Guardiola, I think he has a lot of knowledge. & # 39;
He feels the background of Arteta as a top-level player will help him more in terms of man-management than tactically.
He explained: & # 39; To be a manager it is useful if you have experience as a player in the relationship with the players. But what you see on the field [as a footballer] is different from what you see on the couch. & # 39;
Ancelotti hopes to draw a lesson from his past by having a core of players who identify with Everton and feel that it is a key to glory.
He added: & # 39; Some of the most important teams in the history of football, such as Barcelona and Milan, built their success on having some players with a really strong sense of belonging. I believe in this. It is better to work for your family than for a company. & # 39;
Mikel Arteta tastes reunification with Carlo Ancelotti as Arsenal hosts his old club Everton in the Premier League
- Arsenal hosts Everton in the Emirates on Sunday for a Premier League clash
- Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta played in his time for the Toffees and the Gunners
- The last time these two teams met, Carlo Ancelotti was just Located
A week is long in football, so it's saying goes and so much has happened in Arsenal since Mikel Arteta was appointed that two months feels eight to the Spaniard.
He welcomes his old club Everton to his new management house today in a competition program that is the reverse of the first game that Arsenal played after his appointment.
Arteta was on that day to be watched on that December day in Goodison Park, which was also the day that Carlo Ancelotti was confirmed as Everton's successor to Marco Silva.
Since then, much has happened in both reviving clubs. Ancelotti has won five of his eight league games, a run that has brought the Toffees from the 15th to the 10th.
The improvement of Arsenal is not reflected so dramatically in their league position – they have just risen one place.
But they are not heading in the right direction. Arsenal is more organized and resilient, reflected in the significant decrease in their number of & # 39; shots against & # 39; and three clean sheets in a row. a result, previously many malicious figures such as David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka are now better placed to show their value in a team with more structure. Looking back on his return to Goodison Park, Arteta (below) said: "I played there for seven years. I still have some great memories, good friends and people I love a lot. It was always special for me to play [there] and I am really looking forward to it.
& # 39; It was strange, because when I was appointed manager, I had to go to Goodison and Carlo [Ancelotti] was appointed that day, I think.
& # 39; We shared some comments that day. We have many things to improve and it feels like it was eight months ago, but it wasn't that far away! & # 39;
When asked what pleased him most since that day in Goodison Park, Arteta said: "Frankly, as staff, we feel that the players are willing to stand behind us and want to follow us
"You try to convince them of what we are trying to do and they do everything to always try to do what we do, and the energy we have together is good, so I am happy.
Everton is also on its way up and has already won five places since Ancelotti joined
& # 39; We still have a long way to go in this process, developing many things that I want to implement.
& # 39; We must maintain the things that we do well, and perhaps then we have small margins for improvement that we must pursue.
& # 39; The attitude with which I want the players to play is to confront the opponent. It doesn't matter where we play, we have to go there and we have to record it.
& # 39; We must feel that we are ready to go, not only when we have the ball, but when we do not & # 39; it has it too, with the same attitude and aggression.
For all signs of progress, five draws in the eight league matches of Arteta are a big reason why they stay in the middle of the table.
The Spaniard continued: & # 39; Every game we play is going to have a big impact on the table.
& # 39; The home form becomes vital if we want to achieve something at the end of the season. & # 39;
PETER CROUCH: The poison has disappeared and the aura is back in Arsenal thanks to the influence of boss Mikel Arteta
This column was dedicated on the last day of November to the problems of Arsenal .
It was in the middle of their gloomy winter and I wrote how their aura had disappeared and the club that used to be known to set standards had allowed those standards to slip.
I have been watching Arsenal consistently since that day, so the last act of last Sunday's 4-0 win over Newcastle hit a chord.
The way the players went from Arsenal to Alexandre Lacazette after he scored his first goal in nine games was significant.
Finally there seemed to be some ghost. I don't get carried away and say they are back – they stay at some distance from where they used to be – but I saw flashes of character, togetherness and companionship in the way Lacazette was flooded.
For that I had to fully recognize Mikel Arteta. You think of the situation in which the new manager came in last December. The atmosphere was poisonous, there was the infamous quarrel between Granit Xhaka and the crowd, and Arsenal looked much more like individuals than a team.
Such a combination of circumstances would have been tested by the most experienced manager, so Arteta looked like he was hiding for nothing when he walked into that mess. The vast majority had doubts about the characters in the team that he had inherited. Few expected they would knuckle down. You can say to me: & # 39; Oh, it was only Newcastle! & # 39; but I've been in enough dressing rooms to understand when something is real and the way six or seven players got to Lacazette wasn't just for the cameras.
It reminded me of the day in some ways. I scored my first goal for Liverpool in December 2005 after a ridiculous drought. If Lacazette had struggled with self-confidence, the way his teammates reacted to him gave the perfect boost. Such things only happen if dressing room unit is good.
For Arsenal to win 1-0 at Olympiacos on Thursday – and for Lacazette to score the goal – shows how important his effort against Newcastle could have been for relaunching the season.
Let me emphasize, I am not saying that Arsenal runs back to the lofty bass that they used to occupy. I do not judge quickly about their long-term prospects, but I do think it is important to emphasize the improvement and progress under Arteta.
They had not shown anything under Unai Emery for so long wondered where the drift would end. They had stopped fighting – stopped believing – and for them to stand in the lower half of the table was a travesty.
There is another big test against Everton tomorrow, also coming out of trouble, and it will be fascinating to see if Arsenal can maintain the momentum that they have given them last week. Another big win and who says where they will end this season?
Fourth place seems to be the hot potato position that nobody wants to keep. If Arsenal discovers any consistency, the Champions League spot that I said went too far might still be within reach. If that happens, the inspiration comes from one man: Mikel Arteta.
SIMEONE ANTICS MAG BACKFIRE
Full appreciation for Jurgen Klopp and the players of Liverpool for not responding to the antics of Diego Simeone during Tuesday's collision in the Metropolitan Wanda.
Had I played in that game, I would have found it very hard not to say anything to Simeone, who was like a conductor with the crazy way he whipped up the fans of Atletico Madrid and encouraged his players to play surrender in the dark arts, such as demanding yellow cards.
I noted Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson to say that they were struck by how much Atletico celebrated the last whistle when there were 90 minutes left. If Liverpool wins with two or three goals – what they are capable of – Atletico will have inspired them.
Shkodran Mustafi sees a future in Arsenal after reviving his career under Mikel Arteta after a bad spell
- Shkodran Mustafi has fallen out of favor under former manager Unai Emery
- However, Arteta feedback the German with David Luiz in the middle
- Mustafi appeared against Olympiacos and hopes to keep Sunday
Shkodran Mustafi refused to rule out that he was still on Arsenal after the end of the season after rebuilding his relationship with the club's fan base after his recent revival.
After being told by previous boss Unai Emery that he could leave the club last summer and then be regularly left out, Mustafi has earned an opportunity to breathe new life into his Gunners career under Mikel Arteta.
The Germany international has endured a tense bond with Arsenal supporters since its large money movement from Valencia in 2016 and has often been mocked for its defensive ability.
But, besides David Luiz in the heart of the back four, Mustafi has played his role in three consecutive clean sheets – the first time that Arsenal enjoyed such a run in 10 months .
He was again strong in Thursday's 1-0 Europa League round of 32 victories in Olympiacos, as Alexandre Lacazette's goal lined up Arteta to advance to the next stage.
Speaking after the close victory in Piraeus, Mustafi – who has now started the last six Arsenal games – said he could now stay at the Emirates Stadium in the long run.
Asked if he saw his future in Arsenal, he answered: & # 39; Why not? I have always taken things from day to day.
& # 39; We had a match on Thursday, we have the next major match over the weekend and as long as I play for a club – no matter which – I now play for Arsenal and played for previous .
& # 39; I have always given everything until the last minute and when I decide or when the club and I decide that it goes ahead, I am happy to continue, if not, we must move forward. & # 39;
Often chosen as a scapegoat during recent Arsenal trials and tribulations, Mustafi & # 39; s recent form has been praised by supporters and the 27-year-old admits building bridges with fans has his return in made the team easier.
& # 39; It's always important to have a good relationship with the fans, but for me the most important thing was to be professional, & # 39; he added.
& # 39; To always be there for my teammates and for the club and of course if you play well, they appreciate your performance but it makes it easier if you have the fans behind you who support you, so I'm happy about that. & # 39;
Having a steady life away from the spotlights of the football field is something that Mustafi should also help him start his stuttering career in England.
You know, at the start of the season, I didn't get selected, the team didn't make it, it was hard, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; But I am a person who tries to see the positive things more than the negatives. I think that helped me a lot.
& # 39; My family around me – my children, my wife – because life is not just football. That is something that I kept remembering.
& # 39; Being in training every day, playing a lot of games, you get a lot of attention, but at the end of the day I am the father of two children and I also try to focus on this. I'm happy how things are going now.
& # 39; I am also happy for the team because it is going great and we are being rewarded for it. That is the most important. & # 39;
Mikel Arteta says that Arsenal players must learn to enjoy & # 39; enjoy & # 39; defense, but reserves special praise for broad players for & # 39; tracking back & # 39; after Gunners record a clear record in 1-0 win over Olympiacos
- ] Mikel Arteta says he requires Arsenal players to get the ball back if they lose it
- Arteta praised its players for playing with a & # 39; big heart & # 39; after winning in Athens
- The Spaniard says the team is working hard to make & # 39; as compact as possible & # 39; to remain
Alexandre Lacazette goal nine minutes of time was enough to ensure a 1-0 win in Piraeus with Arsenal now in pole position to qualify for this 32-collision round .
While the France striker wasted a few other decent chances to really close the band, Arteta will once again be impressed by the defensive work of his players.
Not since the last Arsenal played three games in April without conceding a goal and, under previous coach Unai Emery, they were one of the most open sides in the Premier League as it went to give up chances for the opposition.
While Arteta started because replacing his countryman was not electric, clear steps were taken to improve a porous back line and the Spaniard was happy with their efforts again on a rainy night on the outskirts of Athens .
We tell them they should also enjoy the defense, he said.
& # 39; It's a big part of the game and just like tonight, if you give away simple balls, you'd better run back and get that ball back as quickly as possible.
& # 39; But they play with a big heart. I see a lot of great efforts that, instead of splitting it up, a team simply goes together very quickly.
& # 39; The broad players used to have different behavior, now they follow everyone.
& # 39; I think we are doing a lot of work to keep it as compact as possible in as many situations as possible if we don't have the ball and yes, we are happy with it because it is a large part & # 39;
While Lacazette continued a mini-revival – after he played nine goals without a goal before scoring off the bench in Sunday's 4-0 win over Newcastle – teenager Bukayo Saka was again heavily involved.
His cross for Lacazette's late finish was his fifth Europa League assist of the season, more than any other player in the league.
The 18-year-old is of course a winger but has made an impression after having filled the left back in recent weeks and Arteta was once again full of praise for the English youth international.
& # 39; Absolutely, I am really satisfied with the way he developed, & # 39; he added.
& # 39; I think he is really satisfied with the way he is dealing with this situation, because there are currently many highlights on him but he is really humble.
& # 39; He always asks questions, meets my assistants and wants to improve. He is a great boy and he is very brave.
& # 39; He makes big decisions in the last third, he doesn't hide and he has the vision and ability to perform in spaces that are really tight, what a great gift. & # 39;
Meanwhile, Olympiacos coach Pedro Martins refused to close his side because of the progress at the expense of Arsenal – with the second leg for Thursday at the Emirates Stadium.
& # 39; Nobody likes to give a goal in the last minutes, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; In general, we play well in a match with intensity. Football is all about effectiveness – we have not converted our chances, but our rivals have.
& # 39; But today was only the first half of the match. As far as I'm concerned, the competition in London is open.
& # 39; We have a good team, good players and I am confident that we can rise to the challenge. & # 39;
& # 39; If they hide, I don't like it & # 39 ;: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta warns his players to show their courage in Olympiacos in the first leg of the final 32 Europa League match
- Arsenal sees Olympiacos away in the first leg of their final 32-Europa League draw
- Mikel Arteta prepares for his first European contest for the Gunners
- The Arsenal boss expects a tough test and hostile atmosphere on Thursday
- He has warned his Arsenal players to himself not to hide at the Karaiskakis Stadium
Mikel Arteta warned his players not to hide when they resume their Europa League bid against Olympiakos.
Arsenal face the Greek frontrunners on Thursday in the first leg of their final 32 draw and know exactly what to expect in the Karaiskakis Stadium, where Olympiacos lost only once this season .
Arteta has seen a lot from Pedro Martins for his first European match over Arsenal, while he could also rely on the insight of the Greek defense of Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
ARSENAL & # 39; S LIKELY XI
Leno; Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Willock, Xhaka; Pepe, Ceballos, Martinelli; Lacazette
The centerback of Greece knows that a & # 39; tense & # 39; atmosphere awaits Arsenal, as well as opponents who are used to winning. Arteta is now wary of their passion and quality.
It will be a serious character test for the Arsenal players, especially the younger ones who select Arteta, and he said: & it is part of the process. You don't know until you uncover them [how they will handle it].
& # 39; They may have the best intention, but they must go to a stadium like this and if they make a mistake or make a bad decision, they have the courage to try again and play again.
& # 39; And I want to see that in my players, whether they are 17 or 35. That is what I expect from them.
& If they keep trying, they have my full support. If they hide afterwards, I don't like it.
& # 39; But what I have seen so far responds really well every time they play on that field. That is what I hope and I am sure they will do it tomorrow. & # 39;
Arsenal traveled without Mesut Özil, who was left behind because his wife is expecting their first child soon.
Matteo Guendouzi is part of the team that brought Arteta to Greece after he kicked off for Sunday's win in Newcastle after raging the Spaniard with his attitude during the winter camp training camp in Arsenal in Dubai.
Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi fights for his Gunners future after Mikel Arteta was unhappy with his attitude in the winter break training camp
- Midfielder Matteo Guendouzi arsenal was put down by Mikel Arteta on Sunday
- The Gunners won 4-0 against Newcastle without the midfielder in the team
- He faces a fight for his future with Arteta allegedly unhappy with his attitude
- Sources claim that he was not impressed by him during the winter break in Dubai
Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is confronted with a fight to convince Mikel Arteta that he has a long career with the club.
Manager Arteta has shot the France international out of the team for Sunday's win over Newcastle in what is seen as a warning to the midfielder.
Sources claim that the Gunners boss was unhappy with the attitude of Guendouzi during the recent winter break training camp in Dubai – and his withdrawal from the matchday team for the Steve Bruce men's match was the end result.
Arteta has emphasized the importance of discipline for his players as he tries to rejuvenate that has been trapped in routine in recent seasons.
An important element of this is that the Spaniard selects his team based on performance during training during the week, something that Guendouzi lacked, hence his absence on Sunday.
Guendouzi arrived at the beginning of last season as one of the first signing sessions of Unai Emery.
But he is now faced with the prospect of regaining Arteta's confidence after having fallen.
The Frenchman started Arsenal & # 39; s last game before the winter break, a 0-0 draw at Burnley, but when asked about Guendouzi's absence on Sunday, he replied: "The reason is that players who in my opinion, train better, behave better and be applied more to deliver on the pitch what we want to be, the selected players. "
The next game from Arsenal is a trip to Greece to play Olympiakos in the Europa Le round of 32 on Thursday.
& # 39; I don't think about it & # 39 ;: Mikel Arteta insists that he doesn't keep an eye on the Manchester City ban because he wants to get Arsenal to Europe … and says that Pep Guardiola & # 39 suffers & # 39; on punishment
- Manchester City face £ 25 million fine and two-year Champions League ban
- The penalties are for the club's alleged breaches of financial prescriptions
- ] Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta worked for three years as a coach at Manchester City
- However, the Spaniard insisted that he only wanted the best for his former club