Here are your Arsenal morning headlines for Monday, November 9.
Mikel Arteta delivers verdict on Willian and Alexandre Lacazette
It was a night to forget for Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, with Mikel Arteta’s team falling to a 3-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa.
The Gunners’ lack of potency up front was a key talking point, with Willian and Alexandre Lacazette both withdrawn shortly after the hour mark.
Neither has shown consistency this season, with Willian still waiting for his first Arsenal goal and Lacazette making next to no impact against Villa.
Manager Arteta was quizzed about the pair after the game, and took some of the blame for his players’ struggles.
“My job is to get the best out of the players and put them in the best possible scenarios and if they’re not performing it’s because we have to help them more,” he said.
“We will consider those things when we look back at all the games we played since the last international break,” Arteta added, admitting changes could be made to the front-line for Arsenal’s next league game away to Leeds United.
“It depends on who’s in good form, good spirits and we will try to make the right adjustments.”
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Ian Wright explains what Arsenal lacked in Villa defeat
Arsenal missed an opportunity to keep up the pressure with those at the top of the table when they lost to Aston Villa on Sunday.
The visitors went in ahead at the break due to Bukayo Saka’s own goal, having sean an early John McGinn strike ruled out, and Ollie Watkins’ second-half double gave Dean Smith’s side a three-goal win.
The result leaves Arsenal down in 11th, with 12 points from their eight Premier League games, and former Gunners striker Ian Wright explained on Match of the Day 2 just what Mikel Arteta’s team got wrong against Villa.
“Mikel is going to want the players he wants to come in to implement…