Mikel Arteta has emphasize on how he capitalised on the not-too-good Sanchez’s record.
Following an exhilarating London Derby that ended in a 2-2 draw, Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, provided an insight into the match; not only his tactical brilliance but also his ability to exploit the opponent’s vulnerabilities effectively.
It was an unexpected mistake from Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Sanchez, that allowed Declan Rice to score and start a levelling to Chelsea’s 2:0 lead. The game went on to end in a 2-2 draw.
While speaking to Somtosport in an Interview, Arteta began by acknowledging the strength of their opponent, stating, “It was a very challenging game and that tells you how strong they have become.”
Arteta’s astute observation focused on Chelsea’s goalkeeper, as he candidly revealed, “Although we saw their weakness in the goalposts, the keeper hasn’t had a great record lately, and we all know of it, so the boys knew what to do.”
“Statistically, he was very likely to concede, and all we had to do is send the hits over and over until it finally happens.” Arteta added while explaining how he executed his game plan meticulously.
He went on to add that “It was a good game, a good contest for both clubs, and it’s a very good test. We will focus on the Champions League now because for now, that’s what’s more important.”
Arsenal will now turn their attention to the UEFA Champions League clash they have with with Sevilla on Tuesday.