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First Loss of the Season for Arteta’s Men | What Actually Went Wrong for the Gunners in the United-Arsenal Game

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Arsenal losing to Manchester United in the Premier League 10 days ago has caused the club to receive a lot of criticism from the fans. Moreover, due to this defeat, there were internal disagreements amongst the staff and coaches including Mikel Arteta, which revealed the initial immaturity of Arsenal.

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In the upcoming match-weeks, the Gunners will have to immediately correct their spirits to improve the results and hold on to their ranking. This is also a way for football fans, especially those who have bet online on the team at online betting bookies to feel relieved. The North London side have reason to be angry and regretful but in the end, they should also blame themselves.

Is Arsenal Too Immature?

In terms of average age, the Gunners have an even squad with the youngest average age this season in the Premier League. Thus, if compared to Man United, Arsenal players are somewhat more immature in terms of experience. Experience and real-time battle for the match.

Not only that, Mikel Arteta is set to complete his third year as the head coach of a famous football club, before that he worked as an assistant to Pep Guardiola at Man City. Thanks to Pep’s guidance, the Spaniard has gradually gained confidence in the role of leading a team and developed wise and reasonable tactics. However, in the end, the Arsenal manager is still too young and not experienced enough to face the unexpected surprises, including a loss to United.

Mikel Arteta, Pep Guardiola
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The Spanish manager made very confusing substitutions against Man United, which infuriated not only the fans but also the Arsenal players themselves. Mikel Arteta seemed overwhelmed when the Red Devils attacked continuously from the first minutes of the game.

Seeing his players being pressed on the pitch, he failed to keep his cool and continuously made wrong decisions. The most prominent of mistakes was in the 74th minute of the game, when United were leading 2-1, Arteta suddenly substituted three players at the same time. This disturbed the set Arsenal team at the time, giving Rashford the opportunity to attack and seal the score 3-1 for Manchester United.

Arsenal Members Are Venting Their Rage

After 5 consecutive wins, the Gunners lost badly to a team that was underrated. This caused the members and the coaching staff to disagree internally and criticise each other. Not only that, but they also criticised the match referee who had dismissed Arsenal’s goal in the 12th minute. Arteta believes that this year’s VAR technology lacks consistency and for this reason, Arsenal had to suffer at Old Trafford.

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Arsenal members blamed the defeat on Xhaka and Lokonga, these two players were criticised for the loss against Manchester United. They were the ones who made silly mistakes that made the Red Devils easily score the first two goals of the game. But on closer inspection, Arteta made the mistake of not seeing the danger in midfield, so he didn’t have a suitable alternative.

The loss to Manchester United is a wake-up call for Arsenal, they need to readjust their squad and control their emotions immediately to avoid being seen as an immature team and gradually improve results in order to hold on to their rankings.

Amiya Saha
Avid follower of Manchester United FC. Have blind faith on the Red Devils at any point. Waiting to see Manchester United bring back the Ferguson era. Has a dream to watch Manchester United play at Old Trafford live.

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