We should've put the game to bed — Arteta

We should've put the game to bed — Arteta

We should've put the game to bed — Arteta

Bernd Leno slots into goal for Arsenal this afternoon, while at the back Arteta picks Shkodran Mustafi and David Luiz as the central pairing.

Arsenal will now face Chelsea in their next Premier League fixture on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge.

Arteta has hinted that Saka's change in position could be something more long-term, but the youngster is already impressing in the here and now - the Mirror named him as their Man of the Match in the draw against Sheffield United.

Arsenal also gave up a lead in their December meeting with the Blues, losing 2-1 following late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham, and Arteta conceded his team are a work in progress.

"Yes, a lot of things changed, a lot of positives in terms of reactions and the things they are taking on board, the way we have managed to change the energy, atmosphere, relationship and chemistry with our fans was massively important for us".

"They were not very unsafe but this match summarises how we are this season".

"I think the performance deserved three points and I think we lost two points".

"He's all the time in the middle of the goal, waiting for an opportunity to come".

The result leaves Arsenal floating in midtable, closer on points to the relegation zone than to the Champions League spots, and four points off high-flying Sheffield.

When Arteta was appointed last month to succeed Unai Emery as Arsenal manager, the Spaniard arrived to find a club split by a damaging rift between the under-performing players and disillusioned supporters. I inherited a team in a hard situation that was trying to improve as much as possible but I don't know.

"That will come. It's a good process for us to learn about those situations". We felt that in the first 30 minutes at the Emirates, particularly, so we must be on guard and be at our best.

"I don't think that was the case".

"I think they tried to do the best possible thing. He's already had an effect and I'm under no illusions as to how tough it will be".

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