New Arsenal boss Arteta demands accountability from players


Arsenal headed into proceedings in search of a bounce-back performance, on the back of a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester City in their previous outing.

"The team needed to feel solid".

"What are Arsenal doing appointing a manager who isn't bigger than his players?". Ozil and Arteta have both played together at Arsenal itself.

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has opened up on the team talk given by newly-appointed Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, on the back of the club's stalemate with Everton at the weekend.

"And when you, little by little, have to build a team that is aggressive, intense, as well as structured for good pressure, we also had to find a space for Mesut".

"To do so I had to find the right connections between players, the right tactics".

"But there were times when I had to leave one of them out of the XI".

"That's my decision. I won't make the decisions again, but that's what I think".

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"Ozil is a very important player if you can find a way to make it work with other players". I want you to know that I will be watching your attitude, your efforts, your body language.

Reports have linked Borrell with Arsenal too, with suggestions Arteta may see him as the flawless second-in-command. Arsenal is one of the largest clubs in the world.

Arsenal fans though have high hopes from the man from Spain as we the Euro weekly News spoke to Arsenal fans on the appointment.

Arteta has now headed out on his own and, alongside challenges on the pitch, is about to enter a first transfer window in which he will have a say on player movement.

'I think the line-up was very good because everybody was fighting for the team and we showed great mentality.

Ljungberg, who took temporary charge of Arsenal for the final time in Saturday's goalless draw at Everton, revealed Ozil would have been dropped from the travelling squad had he not been injured.

"So Ancelotti has three Champions Leagues, won the league in Italy, France and England and won cups here and there - but Ancelotti has lost, I don't know, 200 matches?"