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Revealed: The extent of Mikel Arteta’s involvement as Arsenal fall in narrow loss to Man City

Revealed: The extent of Mikel Arteta’s involvement as Arsenal fall in narrow loss to Man City

Arteta’s involvement in loss to City revealed

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was hardly out of the loop as the Gunners, unfortunately, succumbed to a late Manchester City win at the Emirates earlier today.

As revealed by CBS Sports’ James Benge, Arteta had access to knowledge of proceedings from start to finish through a specific feed with an angle situated high up in the Emirates. This allowed the Arsenal boss to communicate with chief deputy Albert Stuivenberg and relay information to the Dutch coach when possible.

“During the game there was no direct line with Mikel [and me]. We are always in contact with each other.

I do believe I am famous for my AirPods, normally I am in that situation where we’re always in contact with somebody upstairs or in this case from further away, for the Norwich game also people who are not involved at the stadium.

There was not a direct line but an indirect line with Mikel. In between, of course at half time, before and after the game, Mikel has been in touch. He needs to be involved in that case. We don’t do anything differently, only Mikel is not here, that’s the difference.”

Arsenal progress despite 2-1 defeat

The result against Manchester City should not deter Arsenal fans from the overall progress on display at the Emirates this season under boss Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal was thrashed 5-0 by the Premier League champions and sealed an 0-0-3 start to the 2021-22 campaign that had many feeling that Arteta was not fit to take the club forward, but fast-forward to the present and Arsenal entered 2022 in fourth and for large parts of the match today, dominated City.

Revealed: The extent of Mikel Arteta’s involvement as Arsenal fall in narrow loss to Man City

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal passes the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

If the overall performance was any indication, Arsenal is certainly in good hands with the former Gunners midfielder at the helm, and once again the kids performed brilliantly with Bukayo Saka bagging his 6th goal of the season while Gabriel Martinelli was a threat throughout.

Losses will always be a better teacher than wins, and in that light, today’s loss shows just how strong Arsenal are becoming.


This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6