Arsenal Football Club’s performance has soared since their inaugural North London Derby with Tottenham Hotspur, which concluded in a draw. Arsenal is now determined to ignite a scintillating display as they face Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium, eliminating them from the EFL Cup with a solitary goal from English striker Reiss Nelson.
Following the match, Arsenal’s coach, Mikel Arteta, shared his thoughts on the team’s performance on the club’s official website, emphasizing the significance of playing against Brentford at home with their current player squad.
In his words, he said, “I’m very happy because you are in or you are out. “We came to Brentford, we played against their best team and we had a lot of issues today to bring a squad together because we had seven important players with injury”.
Mikel also praised the performance of his team players during the first half of the game, as Arsenal asserted their dominance over Brentford with impeccable passing and numerous goal-scoring attempts
“We started the game really well and had a lot of control in the first half. We scored a really good goal and should’ve scored more and in the second half we played a lot of moments in the game that Brentford wanted” he added.
“The Arsenal manager also discussed the challenging task of defending the box with all 11 players to prevent penalties, especially against a team like Brentford
He said, “We started to play too direct and we didn’t keep the ball and struggled to get into the final third in the right way. When that happens, the game starts to be a stretch and a lot of long balls, a lot of duels, and then set-pieces – throw-ins, corners, free-kicks. “You have to defend with 11 players around your penalty spot and that’s a tough thing to do against Brentford.”
Arsenal is currently delivering a spectacular performance, and fans are filled with optimism that the team could excel in both the Champions League and the Premier League. This optimism is fueled by their impressive player ratings and the unwavering dedication displayed on the field