Liverpool currently hold the top position ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League standings at the season’s midpoint.
Mikel Arteta emphasises that for Arsenal to compete with Liverpool for the Premier League title, they need to enhance their performance in both penalty areas.
At the halfway juncture of the season, Liverpool lead the table. Their 2-0 triumph over Burnley on Boxing Day propelled Jurgen Klopp’s team to the top, placing them two points ahead of Arsenal.
In a subsequent match, Arsenal faced West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium but lost 2-0. Despite dominating much of the match, Arsenal couldn’t find a breakthrough against the Hammers.
Today, Arsenal will play Fulham, providing them an opportunity to climb back to the top before Liverpool’s match against Newcastle United on New Year’s Day.
As the season progresses, the title contention might become a contest involving three teams, as reigning champions Manchester City now trail Liverpool by two points following their win over Sheffield United.
At the pre-match press conference, Arteta was questioned about Arsenal’s chances of securing silverware for the first time in nearly two decades. In response, the head coach remarked: “If we don’t improve in the boxes, no. Because at the end that is what it is.
Arteta added: “There’s no panic, it’s about trying to do more and do better and win games,” Arteta said. “If the team is playing like this, then you’re going to go and win a lot of games.
“We can be second as well. And if we win we can be first. We have to do what we can control. It’s not time to look at other teams. The level of the league is incredible.”
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