MORNING ARSENAL FANS
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal must “suffer” and “make sacrifices” if they want to end their two-game loss in the Premier season at Manchester City on Saturday.
The Gunners boss was not fooled by the 6-0 defeat of young West Brom in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick in his first full game of the season.
And the Spaniard is still awaiting a new deal or two before the transfer window closes next Tuesday.
Arteta said of the ultimate challenge this weekend: “This is the level of play where you have to be mentally prepared to run for long periods of play without touching the ball.
“Sacrifice, be ready to suffer at the right time.
“But it’s also the belief that we will have our moments in the game, and when these opportunities arise, we must take advantage of them.
“This is what I want the team to be, they are totally committed, fully prepared and they believe we can go to Manchester and get things done.”
And about possible new recruits, he added: “There is still a lot to do in the last few days because there are still some questions and deals that could happen.”
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace is still in talks to bring in the Gunners’ striker Eddie Nketia.
And Arteta confirmed that Brazilian midfielder Arsenal Willian was in talks with the giants of his home country, Corinthians.
Finally, Lazio Argentine midfielder Joaquin Correa was loaned to Inter after being linked to the Gunners and Everton.