Mikel Arteta urges his Arsenal players to end their torrid run at home

Mikel Arteta urges his players to end their torrid run of three straight defeats at home claiming success at the Emirates Stadium is ‘vital’ for Arsenal’s success this season

  • Arsenal have suffered six defeats in 11 games to leave them languishing in 15th 
  • They have chances to turn their form around against Burnley and Southampton
  • Arsenal’s league woes have been a stark contrast to their Europa League form 
  • Arteta insists he is prepared to replace established attackers with youngsters

Mikel Arteta has warned his Arsenal players they need to end their dismal home form immediately if they are to achieve anything relevant this season.

Arsenal have suffered six defeats in 11 games to leave them languishing in 15th, with three of those losses coming in their last three Emirates games.

The next few days present Arsenal with an ideal chance to change the mood, especially at home, as they host Burnley and Southampton back-to-back.

Mikel Arteta has warned his Arsenal players they need to end their dismal home form

Arsenal have suffered six defeats in 11 games to leave them languishing in 15th in the table

Manager Arteta said: ‘We can do nothing right now about what happened in the last few weeks. We know the home form is going to be vital for our success and we have to change that immediately.

‘So if we want to have any hope of doing something important and relevant this season it has to be by winning the games at home.’

Arsenal’s league woes have been a stark contrast to their Europa League form.

The competition has offered Arsenal’s young fringe players a chance to shine and the likes of Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson, Folarin Balogun and Emile Smith Rowe have taken it.

And Arteta insists that must improve if they are to achieve anything relevant this season

Arsenal’s league woes have been a stark contrast to their Europa League form this season

They helped Arsenal score 20 goals in six games en-route to winning their Europa League group with a 100 per cent record compared to only 10 goals Arteta’s side have managed in 11 league games.

Arteta has relied on his more established attackers in the league but insists he will have no problems replacing them with the youngsters if their displays do not improve.

He said: ‘When I feel that it is the right moment to do that I have to pick the players that I have the feeling or we have the feeling as a coaching staff that have the best chance for us to win the game so that has to be a yes.’

Arteta insists he could replace established attackers with youngsters like Eddie Nketiah




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