Arteta on the victory, Saliba and the injury | Press conference | News

Mikel Arteta confronted the media after our 4-0 Florida Cup victory over Chelsea on Saturday, and was requested about his workforce’s improvement, the choices he has on protection and the most recent on our injured gamers. .

Here’s a full transcript of what he mentioned…

on whether or not Arsenal followers must be enthusiastic about this workforce…
Sure, but it surely was a pleasant match. As you’ll be able to see, there are a number of constructive issues to remove from the sport. The way in which we performed, the depth we confirmed, the way in which we tried to indicate who we’re as a workforce. However on the similar time, it is only a take a look at. Don’t be delay. There are nonetheless many issues we have to enhance and do higher. However I believe it is good to get some momentum, to finish the tour the suitable method, to convey some enjoyable to our followers and everybody who has contributed to creating this tour occur. Now it is time to return to London, focus and proceed bettering and taking steps ahead.

on the significance of doing enterprise early…
It is nice for any coach you ask of it, the earlier you get the gamers the higher. As a result of they should get into workforce cohesion, understanding one another, relaxed and cozy socially across the workforce and the truth that he (Jesus) has been with us for a number of weeks makes an enormous distinction.

on whether or not the consequence adjustments something concerning the switch technique…
Any. Once more, do not get carried away. There have been a number of positives, there are a number of issues that we will do a lot, a lot better than we have now accomplished right now as properly and we have now to maintain bettering as a workforce.

about his choices within the workforce…
I deal with the gamers I’ve out there right here. We all know that what we wish to do is get the most effective out of the gamers we have now.

within the rear 4…
For the time being, Tierney and Tomiyasu should not match, we have now different choices, however I believe it was good to attempt various things, construct some relationships within the large matches, and I am pleased with the way in which they performed.

in Zinchenko…
He was determined to play and I knew it. It was a most of 45 minutes, however you could possibly see instantly that he was comfy. He understands all the pieces I need, he understands the method and I assumed he had an excellent recreation.

about William Saliba…
I’m very blissful to see how he’s enjoying, how he has tailored to the workforce, the maturity he has proven at 21 years outdated, to proceed doing so. We are going to proceed to develop him, he has nice potential, he’s already a prime participant and we have now to do even higher.

if he’s prepared…
He appeared prepared for me right now.

concerning the bodily situation of Fabio Vieira and Takehiro Tomiyasu…
Sure, Tomi, we’re very near beginning to do some coaching periods. Hopefully subsequent week and Fabio most likely a bit extra. I believe he wants one other week or so earlier than he begins with the workforce, however he is been working laborious and he is been very unfortunate beginning his Arsenal profession this manner, however he is becoming in properly once more.

about whether or not Gabriel Jesus is okay…
Yeah, he acquired hit on the quad within the first half, I believe it was and it wasn’t very comfy to proceed and naturally we did not take any probabilities right now.

on tour…
We had enjoyable. Many because of everybody who participated within the group of this tour. Now we have tried to make it as nice and productive as attainable and within the sporting facet the services have been superb within the two video games we performed they have been additionally superb, very aggressive video games, nice cup, nice attendance, so I’m wanting ahead to getting there. come again someday

within the depth of our squad…
We’re the place we’re. Clearly proper now we have now accidents, you’ll be able to see we’re nonetheless a little bit bit quick at some positions for the way in which we wish to play, but it surely’s one thing we’re attempting to handle. For positive we have now elevated the standard of the workforce and the extent of the squad is clearly one thing we wish to proceed elevating.

on whether or not Gabriel Jesus can compete for the Golden Boot…
I don’t know, we’re in preseason. What I can assure you is that he’ll do all the pieces he can to be the most effective participant he will be, that is all.

within the signing of American gamers…
We have already got one which we simply signed, in order that’s an excellent begin. Let’s examine the way it matches, but it surely’s an enormous market, there are a number of alternatives there and hopefully we will convey a number of extra to make you cheerful.

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